What are the changes?
Universal Credit has been rolled out across much of the UK and replaces a number of benefits for working-age households. Universal Credit was introduced in Monmouthshire in Autumn 2015. It will replace:
- Jobseeker's Allowance
- Employment Support Allowance
- Tax Credits
- Income Support
- Housing Benefit
These benefits will all be paid as a monthly lump-sum to one member of your household.
How will this affect you?
If you are affected, you will be required to manage and budget your money on a monthly basis. These benefits will be paid directly to one member of your household, which may not be the case for you currently.
If your Housing Benefit is currently paid directly to Monmouthshire Housing Association you will instead have to transfer your rent to us yourself.
You can find out more about this benefit change here.
Other Useful Information
MHA & Welfare Reform
- Pregnant or having a baby? Check your benefits
- Get the lowdown on Universal Credit
- Universal Credit calculator
- Find your local foodbank
- Get help to get online
- How to manage your money the smart way
- Monmouthshire County Council Housing Benefit Helpline: 01633 644655
- Shelter Cymru: 0345 075 5005
- Momouthshire Homesearch: 0345 900 2956
- Turn 2 Us - a charity helping people access benefits, charitable grants and support