Universal Credit is coming to Merthyr Tydfil

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  • 06 Jun 2018
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Universal Credit claims will start in Merthyr Tydfil on 27th June, 2018.

You will need to claim Universal Credit if you are on a low income or out of work, as it replaces: 

  • Housing Benefit
  • Income Support
  • Jobseekers Allowance (income based)
  • Employment and Support Allowance (income based)
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Working Tax Credit

Universal Credit will include a payment for help with your Housing Costs if you are liable to pay rent for where you live.

However, you will still be able to claim Housing Benefit for help with your rent if you:

  • Have 3 or more children
  • Live in temporary, specified or supported accommodation or
  • Are of state pension age

Universal Credit claims are made online. To get ready for this, you must:

  • Have an email address
  • Have a bank account
  • Check the amount of rent that you are liable to pay

For further information, please visit gov.uk or merthyr.gov.uk/uc

Enquiries can also be e-mailed to benefits@merthyr.gov.uk

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