Benefits and support The £20 weekly uplift to Universal Credit stops at the start of October

The Government introduced a temporary £20 weekly increase in payments for those claiming Universal Credit and Working Tax Credits on 6 April 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The £20 uplift will stop on 6 October 2021, but the exact date that claimants will see a change to their income will vary depending on the day they usually receive Universal Credit payments. 

Claimants will be contacted by the Department of Work and Pensions to make them aware  that the adjustment will be made, this could happen as early as late September.  

If you claim Universal Credit or Working Tax Credit you’ll need to think about how this will affect your income and budget.  

You can get help, support and budgeting advice from the citzens advice website

For more help with debt, bill and borrowing visit our Help with debt, bills and borrowing homepage


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