From 28th September 2015 Universal Credit will go live in Doncaster and Thorne Jobcentres; if you are a single person who would otherwise have been making a claim for Jobseekers Allowance (JSA), you will need to claim Universal Credit.
Universal Credit will be coming to Rotherham Jobcentres, including Mexborough on 7th December 2015.
What is Universal Credit?
Universal Credit is a new benefit which is paid monthly and combines up to six benefits into one, including Housing Benefit. You will receive a ‘Housing Costs’ element in your Universal credit payment, meaning you will be responsible for paying your rent to St Leger Homes, it will not be paid directly as may have previously been the case.
You can find out more about Universal Credit, how you might be affected, and how to prepare yourself, follow the link below:
If you think you may be entitled to claim Universal Credit and have any questions about how you will pay your rent or any arrears you may have, please contact us on 01302 736355