East Lothian Council

Universal Credit - A to Z

Service Outline

From 23rd March 2016, Universal Credit has been extended in East Lothian to include ALL new claimants of working age.

If you are of working age and were intending to make a new claim for housing benefit, you may now be required to claim help towards your housing costs as part of your Universal Credit claim.

You will NOT be able to claim for help with your council tax as part of your Universal Credit claim. You MUST make a separate claim to East Lothian Council for this.

You can make a claim for council tax reduction online.


Useful Links


DWP Universal Credit Helpline

0345 600 4272 | www.gov.uk/universal-credit

Benefits Team

Telephone: 01620 827 730

PO Box 13261, Haddington, EH41 3YG

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