The additional payment of £20 per week has been available since the start of the pandemic. As of today (6 October) payments will return to their normal level. This means when you receive your next Universal Credit payment, it’s likely to be less than the amount you received before.
You will have had a message from the Department for Work and Pensions about how the change will affect you.
We’re here to help
You can use the Benefit and Budgeting Calculator to make sure you’re receiving the right payments as you could be entitled to more support. This is also an excellent tool to break down your income and record your spending.
And remember we’re here to help you navigate this change. Our team are here to help if you’re worried about meeting your rent payments this month.
More support available
There are lots of other support agencies here to help you:
- Citizens Advice - benefits and work advice, debt and financial support
- Payplan - free debt advice
- Turn 2 Us - financial support
- Step Change - free debt advice
- National debt line - free debt advice
- Ofgem - managing your energy bills
We can also help if you're looking to take that next step on the career ladder
As the government furlough scheme has now ended, we can help you get a head start in your career. Whether you need support overcoming a barrier into employment, locating apprenticeships or traineeships, or need help with your CV, job searching or starting your own business, our employment team can offer free support.
You can see our latest courses and job clubs on our website or you can contact our Employment Support Team to find out more about how we can help you.