Universal Credit Christmas Payments 2020

Universal Credit Christmas 2020 Payments

Are you concerned when you’ll receive your Universal Credit payment over Christmas? The DWP have published payment dates for Christmas 2020 between 24th December 2020 and 1st January 2020. Many people facing are financial hardship over Xmas caused by the impact of Coronavirus. The timing of Universal Credit payments over Xmas is one less thing […]

Jobcentre Plus Offices To Reopen From Wednesday 1st July

Jobcentres will begin to reopen this week for face-to-face Universal Credit appointments and assessments. Jobcentre appointments were paused for 3 months due to the threat of Coronavirus. Jobcentre staff will start to resume normal service from Wednesday 1st July and Jobcentre appointments will be phased back in. Jobcenteres have been running a significantly reduced service […]

Universal Credit, Coronavirus & Claiming Benefits

For the latest information go to: https://www.understandinguniversalcredit.gov.uk/coronavirus/ Update: 18th March 2020 If you’re in work and not claiming benefits If you cannot work due to coronavirus and are eligible for Statutory Sick Pay you will get it from day one, rather than from the fourth day of your illness. DWP intends to legislate so this measure applies retrospectively […]

Jobcentre Response To Coronavirus / COVID 19

The DWP issued the following statement on 13 March 2020 detailing the initial response to Coronavirus / Covid19. A range of extra support and measures will be in place to help workers, benefit claimants and businesses affected by coronavirus. For people already claiming support Special arrangements will be in place for people in receipt of […]

Universal Credit Scam On Facebook

Beware of the latest Universal Credit scam being promoted on Facebook. Scammers are posting the following message on Facebook. If you see similar posts on Facebook, please report them. £3000 INSTANT WHO’S BEEN ON UNIVERSAL CREDIT FOR UNDER 5 WEEKS ON THEIR CURRENT CLAIM? OR WHO USED TO BE ON UNIVERSAL CREDIT IN THE PAST […]

Universal Credit Two-Child Cap On Benefit Scrapped By Government

About 15,000 families with more than two children will no longer have their benefits capped after the government had to perform another U-turn on the provision of Universal Credit. Amber Rudd, work and pensions secretary, has ditched plans to extend a benefits cap on families of more than two children. The Child Poverty Action Group […]

Universal Credit Helpline Christmas Opening Times

The Universal Credit helpline will be shut over Christmas and the New Year except for 28th December and 29th December. All the other days over the festive period are bank holidays or weekends. There is also an Universal Credit helpline service on 27th December handling only urgent calls. The Scotland office will be open and […]

Universal Credit Call Charges Abolished After Widespread Criticism

People who call the Universal Credit helpline will no longer be charged for the calls, the Government has announced. Universal Credit helpline calls previously cost up to 55p per minute but the helpline will now be free to call. The change has come due to widespread pressure on Government from MPs and campaigners. Theresa May […]