Your Universal Credit is Changing: We’re Here to Help You Get Prepared

Published on Aug 23, 2021

The temporary UC uplift of £20 a week will be stopping in September/October 2021, reducing your UC payments. We want you to know that we are here to help you get prepared.

In April 2020, at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, a Universal Credit (UC) temporary uplift of £20 per week was brought in by the Government. This uplift increased the standard allowance of Universal Credit by £86.67 every month.

If you’re currently claiming UC, you should be aware that this amount is temporary and was brought in as extra support for claimants during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The additional amount had been due to stop at the end of March 2021, however, the Government extended this until now. In September 2021/October 2021, the amount of UC you receive will be reduced by £86.67 per month. 

The below table shows how much UC awards will reduce by:

 

 

Over 720 Family Housing tenants receive UC and many may not know that this uplift is temporary. If you are someone who has only claimed UC for the first time since April 2020, you may not even know that the money you receive contains the temporary increase.  Please check your Universal Credit payment statements as you will see that the amount you are receiving is temporary.

We don’t want to scare or worry anyone, but this is something that will impact everyone who is claiming UC. We are here to help you get prepared.

If you are a Family Housing tenant that claims UC and you’d like support to get prepared for this change, our Money Solutions Team are here for you. You can contact them via phone or email:

 

Emma: 01792 940148 | 07773316151 | Emma.Rees@fha-wales.com

Phil: 01792 895748 | 0781199079 | Philip.Burge@fha-wales.com

 

 

 

 

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