✅ We are doing whatever is necessary to ensure people are supported through these unprecedented times. That is why #UniversalCredit is rising by £1,040 a year – and Working Tax Credit is going up, too.
✅ We are providing more support for benefit claimants in the Private Rented Sector by increasing Local Housing Allowance rates, helping to alleviate affordability challenges.
✅ We are temporarily relaxing the Minimum Income Floor for all self-employed Universal Credit claimants affected by COVID-19. This means if your earnings drop, your UC payment will rise to top them up.
✅ Carers won’t lose out on their entitlement during the Coronavirus outbreak due to a break because of isolation. They will continue to receive their Carers Allowance in full during this time.