Universal Credit Changes for Working Households

Last updated: 1.45pm, Wednesday 24th November 2021 by

Universal credit work allowance will be increasing.

By 1st of December 2021 at the latest, the work allowance under Universal Credit will increase. This change will mean that working families with children or a disability, will benefit by an increase of £45 per month, amounting to £500.00 per year.

What this revision of the work allowance means is that where the amount was set at £293.00 per month it will increase to £335.00 per month, where you have housing costs (rent). Where you do not have housing costs (rent) the amount set was £515 per month, it will increase to £557 per month.

This change only affects those UC working households that have children or a disability.

In addition to this change, also to take place no later than 1st of December 2021, the Universal Credit taper rate will reduce. The rate will drop from 63% to 58%.This means that instead of 63p in every pound of any income over the work allowance, it will be 58p in every pound instead.

These changes do not help those working household who receive tax credits and or Housing Benefit. Legacy Benefits. You can get a benefit check by emailing financial.inclusion@thenuehousing.co.uk or by calling 0141 550 3581 (option 2) to find out if you should claim Universal Credit.