Welfare reform

Five facts about Universal Credit

Universal Credit consolidates six current benefits into one single monthly payment, which will be paid in arrears 

The money to pay your rent will go directly to you; so you’ll need to make payment arrangements with your landlord 

The initial roll out of Universal Credit is only for single people of working age and the new system is being phased in regionally 

Payments will be made on a calendar-monthly basis, meaning that you will need to budget your money throughout the month 

Moat has a team dedicated to helping customers adjust to Universal Credit; you can contact the team on 0300 323 0011 or via email at UC@moat.co.uk.