Universal Credit

  • Universal Credit Full Service will be introduced in Fort William Jobcentre from 5th July 2017
  • This is the biggest change to the Social Security system for over 30 years
  • This benefit will replace Income Based Jobseekers Allowance, Income related Employment and Support Allowance, Housing Benefit, Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit.
  • This is a fully digital service with most claims and updates taking place online
  • Lochaber CAB are able to support people to claim and to access and update their claims online
  • Lochaber CAB has extended opening hours from 1st July to help manage this change

Further information can be obtained here: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/scotland/benefits/universal-credit/

Information on claiming Universal Credit Full Service : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fy06rAVZuss