Universal Credit now available in nearly 70% of all …

News story Universal Credit now available in nearly 70% of all jobcentres From: Department for Work and Pensions 1 First published: 9 November 2015 Part of: Welfare reform 2 Universal Credit reaches 492 jobcentres as 22 more start taking new claims from today (Monday 9 November 2015). This morning, all new single claimants applying for unemployment benefits at these jobcentres will apply for Universal Credit. The new system is designed to ensure people will be better off in work than on welfare and means they can receive support from jobcentre staff both in and out of work.

Today, single jobseekers will be able to claim Universal Credit in: Diss North Kensington St Marylebone Westminster Exeter Barnsbury Finsbury Park Highgate Scarborough Whitby Honiton Selby Haverfordwest Milford Haven Pembroke Dock Tiverton Aberystwyth Cardigan Barnstaple Bideford Newton Abbot Totnes Are you ready to claim Universal Credit 3 ? It s the new benefit that makes it easier to take up a wider range of jobs and get back to work quickly. How Universal Credit can help you into work 4 Universal Credit will eventually replace 6 existing benefits: Jobseeker s Allowance Income Support Employment and Support Allowance Working Tax Credit Child Tax Credits Housing Benefit See the list of jobcentre areas where you can claim Universal Credit 5 .

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