Universal Credit Advice in West Sussex
We can help you apply for the new Universal Credit benefit
Universal Credit has been introduced across West Sussex from June 2018. It replaces 6 ‘means-tested’ benefits – these are benefits you can get if your income and savings are below a certain level.
Whether you should apply for Universal Credit instead of one of these benefits, depends on your circumstances.
Universal Credit works differently from other benefits – so if you’re moving from another benefit it’s important to know the differences.
You can get Universal Credit if you’re unemployed but also if you’re working
A single payment each month, rather than weekly or fortnightly
Instead of getting a separate housing benefit, your housing costs will be paid directly to you as part of your monthly Universal Credit payment
Where can I get face to face help in making my claim?
Citizens Advice in West Sussex has a dedicated team who will help you make your initial claim online for Universal Credit. The team is delivering sessions at the following locations:
Alternatively, you can visit us at your local advice centre to request an appointment.