Members Meeting – Wednesday 3rd October 2018

An update on Universal Credit by the DWP. 
The universal credit will be introduced in Sheffield from November 2018, and will bring six benefits under one organisation:
  • Housing Benefit
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Income Support

Jenifer Marsden from DWP explained the implications to Landlords and the alternative payments available.

Universal credit  will provide the following benefits:

  • one benefit, one place to claim
  • one benefit that steps with you in and out of work simple rates for limited capability
  • admin under DWP
  • claim online
  • Claimants see all their info
  • change circumstances online
  • is based on everyone in the household