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Listen to our new podcast, How to claim Universal Credit

Wednesday 17th May 2017

This month we're running our #KnowYourClaim campaign to make sure that you are aware of Universal Credit, how it is likely to affect your family and to seek advice from our freephone helpline so you #KnowYourClaim.

How to claim Universal Credit

We've made a series of Universal Credit podcasts, and today we're sharing "How to claim Universal Credit." In this podcast, our parent adviser Nicos explains how to claim Universal Credit, the new benefit being rolled out across the country.

Universal Credit rolls out to Burnley today

The Universal Credit full service will be extended to families with disabled children today to the Burnley jobcentre.

Anyone of working age - including a parent with a disabled child - who lives in one of these jobcentre areas, and who makes a new claim for one of the benefits Universal Credit is replacing, will be asked to claim Universal Credit instead. The only exception to this will be families with three or more dependent children who will instead be able to continue claiming the old style means tested benefits.

The full timetable for the roll-out of Universal Credit full service to the rest of Great Britain is available at the GOV.UK website. In Northern Ireland, the roll out of Universal Credit is planned to start in September 2017. For more details see the nidirect.Gov.uk website.

Related information

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