Coronavirus - Increases in UC and WTC

Coronavirus - Increases in Universal Credit Standard Allowances And Working Tax Credit

Because of the impact of the Coronavirus, the Government has announced that there will be extra increases in the Universal Credit monthly Standard Allowances for all claimants of Universal Credit. They begin from 1st April 2020 and will last for 1 year. They will now be:

Universal Credit Standard Allowances 2020
For Single People
Single People Under 25 £342.72
Single People 25 And Above £409.89
For Couples
Couples Under 25 £488.59
Couples 25 And Above £594.04

 

Changes to Working Tax Credit

There will also be a 1-year change to Working Tax Credit. The Basic Element from April 2020 will now be £3,040.

  • Please note: There will be no changes to Income Support, Jobseeker's Allowance (Income-based), Employment and Support Allowance (Income-Related), Housing Benefit or Child Tax Credits.

Newsflash - Universal Credit Work Allowances

Universal Credit Work Allowances Increased From April 2019

This is the amount you can earn before your UC is reduced:

Higher Work Allowance (no housing element)

  • One or more dependent children or limited capability for work - £409.00pm to £503.00pm

 

Lower Work Allowance (with housing costs)

  • One or more dependent children or limited capability for work - £198.00pm to £287.00pm

Our aim is to help you keep your tenancy.

Our aim is to help you keep your tenancy.

At the present time, please email any welfare reform / benefits issues to us - welfare@estuary.co.uk.
Please only call if you absolutely need to so that customers with urgent needs can get through. Our number is 0300 304 5000.

  • Our Coronavirus page may help you with any queries you have.
     

 

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