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Further roll out of Universal Credit during October

Thursday 4th October 2018

Starting this week Universal Credit is being rolled out to 62 new jobcentres during October. The timetable is as follows:

3rd October

  • Hackney, Hoxton, Tottenham, Wood Green and Woolwich jobcentres in London
  • Hereford
  • Middlesbrough and Middlesbrough East
  • Shaftsbury Square and Carrickfergus in Northern Ireland
  • Stevenage

10th October

  • Barry and Penarth in Vale of Glamorgan
  • Brecon, Llandrindod, Newton, Machynlleth,Welshpool and Ystradgynlais in Powys
  • Guisley, Leeds Southern House, Leeds Park Place, Morley, Pudsey and Seacroft jobcentres in Leeds

17 October

  • Brownhills and Willenhall in Walsall
  • Bulwell, Nottingham Loxley House and Nottingham Central jobcentres in Nottingham
  • Cambridge
  • Cromer
  • Felixstowe, Leiston and Woodbridge in Suffolk
  • Huntingdon
  • Kettering
  • Knockbreda and Bangor in Northern Ireland
  • Leamington Spa
  • Norwich
  • Worcester

24 October

  • Aldershot and Farnborough
  • Alton,and Bordon in East Hampshire
  • Bexleyheath,
  • Epsom
  • Guildford
  • Hayes and Uxbridge
  • Kingswood and Yate in South Gloucestershire
  • Luton
  • Redhill
  • Ryde on the Isle of Wight
  • Woking

31 October

  • Aberdeen
  • Lisburn and Larne in Northern Ireland
  • Partick and Springburn in Glasgow

NEED HELP UNDERSTANDING UNIVERSAL CREDIT?

Visit our Universal Credit webpage for more information about Universal Credit and who is expected to claim it. You can also download our Universal Credit - the essentials factsheet [PDF] or our factsheet on how Universal Credit affects families with disabled children [PDF]. If you are affected by any of these issues and need advice, get in touch with our helpline.

WE'RE CAMPAIGNING TO IMPROVE UNIVERSAL CREDIT

Contact is currently campaigning for three changes to Universal Credit rules, which are unfair to families with disabled children:

  • Reverse cuts to the lower disabled child element under Universal Credit, which will see 100,000 families with disabled children worse off by £1,750 each year.
  • Remove rules that mean Universal Credit is stopped when a disabled child is in hospital for six months.
  • Remove rules that mean Universal Credit is stopped when a disabled child lives away from home such as in residential school.

AFFECTED BY UNIVERSAL CREDIT CUTS?

We are keen to gather experiences of anyone who has been moved onto Universal Credit and experienced a cut to their payments because of the above reasons.

Please contact una.summerson@contact.org.uk