Universal Credit is a new combined benefit that will affect you if you’re claiming the following benefits:
- Income Support
- Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
- Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
- Housing Benefit
- Working Tax Credit
- Child Tax Credit
Your payment for the previously mentioned benefits will now come in one monthly combined payment directly to your bank account. This means you will be responsible for paying your rent directly to us, your landlord, unless you have an alternative payment arrangement.