There’s been some good news for some Universal Credit claimants because the Work Allowance has gone up from 1st April 2019.
The Work Allowance is the amount of your earnings that are ignored before they start having an effect on your Universal Credit payments. You can get a Work Allowance if you or your partner is working and either you are responsible for a child, or if someone in the household has been assessed unfit for work.
If you pay rent or a mortgage, the Work Allowance is rising from £198 per month to £287 per month. That means you will get to keep an extra £89 per month before your Universal Credit is reduced.
Feeling lost amongst all the changes, or not sure if you are receiving the full benefits you’re entitled to? Book a free Money Advice appointment to make sense of it all.