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Universal Credit - What's it all about? - 19/01/2018

Universal Credit is a new benefit to supprt you if you are out of work or on a low income. It will be replacing: Jobseeker's Allowance; Employment and Support Allowance; Income Support; Housing Benefit; Working Tax Credit; and Child Tax Credit. 

 Universal Credit started for single people in Bristol last year. It is scheduled to be rolled out in Bristol in 2018:

- June 2018 in Bedminster, Bishopsworth and Bristol Central job centre areas.
- September 2018 in Horfield and Shirehampton job centre areas.

South Gloucestershire will be moving towards Universal Credit for families and couples by September / October 2018.

This is a big change in how benefits are being paid so it is good to get your head around it sooner rather than later. 

For more information on universal credit, we have lots of useful information and links with more details on our website: http://solonswha.co.uk/Support---advice/Universal-Credit.aspx. 

If you are worried about money or how the changes will impact you: contact Nick, our benefits adviser from Talking Money on 0117 954 3990 or call one of our income officers on: 0117 924 4071.

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