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Community event offering support on Universal Credit

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Committed to helping our residents cope with the Universal Credit (UC) benefit system, we are working with the Job Centre Plus and Epsom & Ewell CAB to run an event offering people advice and support. It will be held on Thursday 25 April 2019 at Job Centre Plus in Epsom from 10am-12pm.

This event will give you an opportunity to ask any questions you have about UC and get advice on your own personal circumstances. Issues may include:

  • Who is entitled to UC and how much it will be.
  • How to claim UC for the first time.
  • The length of time for the first payment to be authorised.
  • How UC payments are affected once a person starts employment.

Each agency offers a wide range of support on UC, debt management, employment and training.

UC is intended to be simpler than the previous system of benefits and is paid into a claimant’s bank account on a monthly basis. It was rolled out gradually to job centres in 2013, replacing six existing means-tested benefits:

  • Income Support.
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance.
  • Income-related Employment & Support Allowance.
  • Housing Benefit.
  • Child Tax Credit.
  • Working Tax Credits.

If you would like more information or to register for this event please contact Rosebery Housing Association 01372 814 000 or email income@rosebery.org.uk.

Rosebery Housing Association Limited is a charitable registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014. Registered No. IP27671R. Registered Provider LH4026.