Worried about Universal Credit? - We’re here to help!
The current benefit system is changing. Universal Credit is now replacing six existing benefits and is currently rolling out across Oldham. Anyone switching to Universal Credit will face a six-week delay in receiving your first payment.
It’s important that you are prepared so you don’t get into debt! Thankfully First Choice Homes Oldham is here to help you make the switch and to answer any questions you might have.
Don’t bury your head in the sand - Call our Universal Credit hotline today
Be prepared in 4 easy steps:
- Get ahead with your rent
Putting an extra few pounds into your rent account each week before you switch to Universal Credit will mean you can still pay your rent when you switch and are waiting for your first payment to be processed. This will avoid you getting into rent arrears and debt.
- Let us top up your rent account with Free money
You could get an extra 20% if you get ahead with your rent – meaning we’ll add money into your account when you get to £50, £100 and £150 in front. That’s FREE money towards your rent when you move on to Universal Credit. Call us today to find out more.
*Terms and conditions apply
- We can help you get a bank account and get online
You have to apply for Universal Credit online and the money gets paid into your own bank account. Call us today on 0800 1955 440 for help getting online or setting up a bank account.
- Ring First Choice Homes Oldham’s Universal Credit hotline
Our staff are ready and waiting to offer help and advice. Ring our hotline today on 0800 1955 440 for help today.