Cost of living: Could you be entitled to other benefits including Universal Credit?

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Did you know billions of pounds of means tested benefit entitlement goes unclaimed?

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With the cost-of-living crisis continuing for many of us and schools starting again, have you considered that you may qualify for extra financial help?

Richard Bampton, A2Dominion’s Head of Income, said: “Many of our customers don’t know Universal Credit pays you to work. You might be surprised to know how much you can earn and still receive a top up from Universal Credit to assist with your daily living costs and rent.

“If you’re entitled to Universal Credit, you’ll also qualify for the government cost of living payments, where another two instalments are still due to be made in Autumn 2023 and Spring 2024.

“We’re asking our customers to check if they are entitled for Universal Credit or other financial help. Our Tenancy Sustainment team is here to help customers understand what they may be able to qualify for.”

More information

You can check what benefits and financial support you might qualify for on the government’s website.

You can also check the benefits calculator on Turn2Us.

If you need any further guidance or support, please speak to our Tenancy Sustainment team by phone or by filling out our online contact form and we’ll be in touch.

Our team can help with a range of practical money issues, including money management, help with reducing debts, and applying for benefits which includes Universal Credit.