What is Universal Credit?
Universal Credit is coming to Newcastle-under-Lyme on Wednesday 12th December 2018. This will help with support towards your family and regular monthly payments which don’t necessarily cut off when you start working. It will help you link together your workload and being a parent. This means it’s easier to take part-time, flexible or temporary jobs. This will help you gain valuable skills and help avoid gaps within your CV.
Your payment is constructed on your earnings; this isn’t based on how many hours you work. This means you have a range of flexibility and can apply for a wider range of jobs and get back to work sooner as Universal Credit tops up your earnings even if you’re on a low income.
Depending on certain circumstances, you could still get help and advice on pushing your earnings to a higher rate when you’re in work.
- Money Advice