Roll-out of Universal Credit in Sheffield

Sheffield City Council has published the following information about the roll-out of Universal Credit in Sheffield:

“Universal Credit (UC) is a benefit that is being introduced to Sheffield from November 2018.
If you need to make a new claim or if you have a change in circumstances with one of the following benefits you may be directed to claim universal credit.

    • Housing Benefit
    • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
    • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
    • Child Tax Credit
    • Working Tax Credit
    • Income Support

At some point in the future, many people currently on the benefits above will be moved across to Universal Credit. The Government haven’t yet given us a date for this, but the Department for Work and Pensions will get in touch with anyone affected before there are any changes to their benefits or tax credits.”

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If you are a member of SAPAG you may wish to know about their forthcoming meeting on this topic.

Also NB:

Universal Credit Briefing for Carers

Please join us on Friday 7th December 2018 10am-12pm
@ The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, Sheffield, S1 4FW

Jennifer Marsden – (Partnership Manager Sheffield, Department of Work and Pensions) will be delivering an awareness session about Universal Credit Full Service.

The session will cover:

General awareness of what Universal Credit is and when it starts in Sheffield
Support for customers with Complex needs, explicit consent and escalation routes
Time for Q&A session with Jennifer
If you are interested in attending please contact Frazer Kirk by phone or email to register:
Office: 0114 2053676
Mobile: 07717 713694