North Lancs Citizen’s Advice, Universal Credit info
Some information about the CAB, also Universal Credit
North Lancashire Citizen Advice
CAB is able to offer advice over the phone or via email. Advice line number is: 03444 488 9622 and is available Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm. Emails can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
They are still able to help with benefit forms, debts, housing problems, employment and most things we usually deal with. All of this will of course be by contacting the client by phone.
Increase to Universal Credit
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has provided the following information relating to an increase in Universal Credit allowance:
From 13/4/20 , the standard allowance in Universal Credit and the basic element in Working Tax Credit were increased for one year. Both will increase by £20 per week on top of planned annual uprating.
This applies to all new and existing Universal Credit claimants and to existing Working Tax Credit claimants. This means that for a single Universal Credit claimant (aged 25 or over), the standard allowance will increase from £317.82 to £409.89 per month.
For the most up to date information about changes to Universal Credit, go to: https://www.understandinguniversalcredit.gov.uk/coronavirus/