2023 is shaping up to be a year of significant change for those receiving Universal Credit. With the introduction of the new Universal Credit calculator, it’s more important than ever to understand how much you’re entitled to and how to apply.
Universal Credit is a welfare benefit designed to help those on a low income or out of work. It’s paid monthly, replacing some other benefits, such as Income Support and Housing Benefit.
The new Universal Credit calculator is designed to provide a more accurate estimate of how much you’re entitled to. To use it, you’ll need to provide information about your household, including the number of adults and children, your income and any financial support you get from others.
Once you’ve entered all the required information, the calculator will give you an estimate of how much Universal Credit you’re entitled to, as well as details of any other benefits you might be eligible for.
If you decide to apply for Universal Credit, you’ll need to do so online. The process is fairly straightforward, although you may need to provide evidence to support your application.
Once you’ve applied, you’ll be invited to an interview with a Jobcentre Plus adviser. This will help the adviser determine if you’re eligible and how much Universal Credit you’ll receive.
The amount of Universal Credit you get will depend on your individual circumstances, such as your income and savings. It’s important to bear in mind that Universal Credit is subject to regular reviews, and you may find that your payments will change over time.
If you’d like more information on how much you could be entitled to, or how to apply, then the Universal Credit calculator is a great place to start. It’s designed to provide an accurate estimate of how much you could potentially receive, as well as details of any other benefits you may be eligible for.