Universal Credit (UC) is the biggest-ever change to the benefit system. UC is a new benefit which helps people on a low income or not in work meet their living costs. It combines six benefits, including Housing Benefit and Working Tax Credit, into a single monthly payment.
UC has now been rolled out across the whole of Dorset and Citizens Advice is supporting people who need to apply for the benefit. Citizens Advice can guide applicants through the online application form, offer budgeting advice and help people best manage their monthly payment.
The attached snapshot report has been produced by the Dorset CA Research and Campaigns Group to report on progress so far.