Existing benefit claimants
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) provide reliable up to date information.
If you are sanctioned support is available, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for help.
The £20 per week boost to Universal Credit has stopped. It is important that claimants understand - for help and support go to The Money and Pensions Service.
The Universal Credit higher surplus earnings threshold is designed to ignore a certain amount of unusual higher income in one month. The present amount of £2,500 will continue till April 2022 when it will drop to £300.
Universal Credit claimants can now access British Sign Language interpreters as part of a free video relay service.
Broadband Service for those claiming Universal Credit
If you are struggling to pay for broadband charges, support maybe available.
Other Providers are looking at similar deals, so contact your Provider to find out more.
Fit note temporary changes
From Friday 17 December 2021 to 26 January 2022 inclusive, DWP is making temporary changes to support the rollout of COVID-19 booster jabs.
Self-certification for sickness will be extended from seven to 28 days for people accessing Statutory Sick Pay, and there will be no requirement for a fit note to access other benefits.
These requirements will be reinstated from 27 January 2022.