Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Universal Credit Is Opening Up Work

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Universal Credit Is Opening Up Work

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UNIVERSAL Credit is opening up work for thousands of people across Greater Manchester.

It is gradually replacing six existing benefits, including Jobseeker's Allowance, and supports people in work on a low income as well as those out of work. People who are claiming other benefits don't need to do anything yet as they'll be told when they can claim Universal Credit.

When you start a job, Universal Credit can top up your wages to make sure you're better off than on benefits. As you start to earn more, your Universal Credit payment reduces gradually so working more should mean more money in your pocket.

And you'll get a work coach from your Jobcentre to give you all the support you need to get back to work. They'll even be there once you've found a job to help you progress in work. …

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