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About Universal Credit - We Can Help!

About Universal Credit – We Can Help!

Universal Credit is a welfare support that working age people may be able to claim if they are on a low income or out of work. For further information and to apply for Universal Credit log on to:

Universal Credit is a single monthly payment and you may have to wait for around 5 weeks for your first payment. You may be able to get a Universal Credit advance if you are unable to manage during this period. Remember that the advance will have to be paid back from your future payments. You will receive the first rent payment direct into your own bank account. After which you can ask Department for Works and Pensions (DWP) to pay your rent direct to Forth.

Contact Tracy Doran our Income Maximisation Officer if you are applying for Universal Credit. Tracy can discuss how you can manage your rent payments and can arrange for you to receive additional benefit, money and debt advice. Contact Tracy on direct dial: Tel 01786 431921 or e mail