From October 2013 many existing benefits and allowances were combined into one ‘Universal Credit’. Universal Credit will be paid monthly in arrears directly into your bank account.

This may make it more difficult for you as your housing benefit will be included in these payments.Ebony Housing Association is looking at lots of ways to help you budget so your rent payments are safe. Contact your housing officer for more information.Our Universal Credit leaflet tells you which current benefits and allowances will be included in Universal Credit and what you can do to prepare if you think you will be affected.The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) expects claims for Universal Credit to be made online. Ebony Housing Association will be making it easier for you to apply by installing a computer in our reception area.

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For more information on Universal Credit, contact your housing officer