Are You On Legacy Benefits?


Published: 30/09/2022

If you receive any of the following benefits, the Department for Work and Pensions will be moving you across to Universal Credit by 2024:

  • Housing Benefit (for those under pension age) 
  • Employment and Support Allowance (Income Related) 
  • Income Support 
  • Jobseekers Allowance (Income Based) 
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Child Tax Credit 

Many people who switch to Universal Credit could be financially better off. You could take advantage of this by choosing to move to Universal Credit earlier if you think it’s right for you. 

If you choose to apply sooner, it’s important to get independent advice before you do as you won’t be able to go back to your current benefit. You can use an independent benefits calculator to see if you could be better off on Universal Credit.

If you want to talk to us about this, please get in touch by filling in the Money Advice Form in your My Home account, or call us on 01620 825032 and follow the options for Housing on the phone system.

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