Universal Credit Update

MASSIVE CHANGES TO THE BENEFIT SYSTEM, WILL IT AFFECT YOU?

Do you receive any of the following benefits:

Job Seekers Allowance

ESA

Income Support

Child Tax/Working Tax Credit

Housing Benefit

If you do then did you know that from July 2018 this will be paid as ‘Universal Credit’

Universal Credit will be paid monthly, in arrears.

Applications for Universal Credit can only be done online, you will need an email address and computer.  You will also need to regularly check your application to answer questions and provide more information as your application goes along.  Your claim will take 6 weeks to start.

We are offering parents the chance to find out more information and learn how you can prepare for this change well in advance so when the time comes you are prepared and won’t risk facing financial hardship.

We have a specialised agency who are going to come in and can help you with the process from start to finish even if you’ve never used a computer before.  They will support you every step of the way with your application.

This information session will take place on Monday 8th January 2018 at 9am in the school hall, their will be light refreshments and is open to all our parents.

You will need to book a space via the form on our website ‘Universal Credit Support’ or email eve.taylor@oldpark.sandwell.sch.uk to reserve a place.

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