When is Universal Credit coming to Torbay?
In September 2018, Universal Credit is being fully rolled out by Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Job Centres in Torbay.
Who will it effect?
Currently, only single unemployed people without children, who would previously have made a claim for Job Seekers Allowance, must now apply for Universal Credit.
From September 2018, most working age people living in Torbay who need to make a new claim for Housing Benefit, Jobseekers Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance, Income Support, Working Tax Credit or Child Tax Credit will have to apply for Universal Credit.
If you are a landlord, you can find more information on the Gov.uk - guide for landlords Opens in a new window.
What is Universal Credit?
It is a single monthly payment, by the DWP which replaces:
- Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Income Support
- Working Tax Credit
- Child Tax Credit
- Housing Benefit
Watch this short video to find out more about Universal Credit.