Universal Credit: An Absolute Beginners’ Guide

Everything you need to know about the Department for Work and Pensions’ new benefit in Plain English

For several years, some sections of the general public have yearned for a more simplistic social security system. Some may argue that claiming three or more different social security benefits is a bit confusing. At one time, claiming Child Benefit meant queuing in a Post Office to claim their money. Unemployed citizens would at one time queue at a separate DHSS Office and visit their local Job Centre to seek employment. They would go to the former to claim their Unemployment Benefit (cash-in-hand from behind a glass or mesh screened counter). Continue reading “Universal Credit: An Absolute Beginners’ Guide”