Rise in Universal Credit and benefit payments

Universal Credit and benefit payments went up by 3.1% in April. The exact date benefit rates changes apply will depend on when payments are received.

Find out what benefits you might be entitled to by using our free and easy benefit and budget calculator on our website.

The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) are resuming a slow roll out of migration of people on benefits, such as Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Working Tax Credit on to Universal Credit. We will keep customers updated with news on when this area will become part of that process.

We also fund access to specialist support through the Citizens Advice who offer settle residents debt advice and support when applying for benefits. You can get in touch and make an appointment with them by contacting Citizens Advice North Hertfordshire – on
01462 689801 or through the website.