From 22 February 2017, Universal Credit was introduced in Southampton. This means if you are working age you will no longer be able to make a new claim for the benefits listed below:

Check if you can still claim Housing Benefit 

If you are working age and already receiving one of these benefits you will continue to do so until your circumstance change and that benefit stops.

Universal Credit does not help with Council Tax costs. If you need help paying your Council Tax bill you can make a claim.

More information about Universal Credit is available from Understanding Universal Credit 

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