Universal Credit Update April 2019

17 Apr 2019
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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.

Testimonials

“We’re really grateful for the excellent service we received from Warrington Housing Association’s Money Adviser and the extra money has made a big difference, helping us hire a gardener and be able to go to LifeTime more often where we enjoy singing in the choir”

Mr & Mrs Holland – WHiA Customers

“I’m so grateful to Warrington Housing Association for reaching out to me to make sure I’m claiming my full benefit entitlements”

Ms Heseltine – WHA Resident

“We couldn’t have navigated the benefits system without the fantastic help we received from Warrington Housing Association’s Money Adviser”

Andrew & Eileen – WHA Residents

“I felt like a big weight had been lifted off my shoulders and that I had somebody on my side”

Barbara, WHA resident

“Warrington Housing Association’s Whia service is great, as it helps people stay in their own home, and this is really complimented by the fact that you are then introduced to their other services like the LifeTime centre – which shows they really care for the community they work in.”

Barry and Lynn

Warrington Housing Association 

Contact Us

Tel: 01925 246810
Fax: 01925 246814
Email: admin@wha.org.uk

Warrington Housing Association, the Gateway, 89 Sankey Street, Warrington, WA1 1SR

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