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more about when Universal Credit will affect your family

The North West of England has been taking claims for Universal Credit for longer than any other area. This region alone has over half the total current claims for UC and virtually all the Universal Credit claims from families. (Families includes lone parent households) Continue reading

Universal Credit JobCentres lone parent off Income Support youngest child reaches 5

Lone parents are not able to remain on Income Support after their youngest child reaches 5 unless there are other eligibility criteria for IS, and a proportion of single parents at this stage will make a claim for Jobseeker’s Allowance instead. I am happy to be corrected but it seems to me that in SOME cases this will result in a claim for Universal Credit rather than JSA. Continue reading