Budgeting Support for Universal Credit Claimants

The online Money Manager service includes:

step by step questions that signpost users to financial guidance and support relevant to their personal circumstances
hints and tips for managing money and paying bills from a monthly payment.

signposting to further support, such as advance payments and free debt advice

Visit the Online Money Manager – obs.moneyadviceservice.org.uk

Universal Credit is a single monthly payment which replaces 6 benefits. It is simpler for claimants, and adjusts automatically when someone moves into work. It is designed to mirror the world of work and the monthly payments reflect the way many people’s wages are paid. Money for housing costs also goes to the claimant, rather than direct to a landlord, giving people control over their own finances.