East Lothian Council

Universal Credit

What does Universal Credit mean for you?

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Universal Credit will be paid monthly in arrears and will be paid direct into your Bank account.

Your Universal Credit payment will include any housing costs you are entitled to.  

It's not just for food and living expenses, you will now have to pay your rent to your landlord as soon as you receive your Universal Credit payment.

If you are a Council tenant, it is essential that you contact the Rent Income team at East Lothian Council immediately to discuss your payment options.

Have you remembered to make a separate claim for Council Tax Reduction?

Remember, your claim for Universal Credit does NOT cover any Council Tax Reduction you may be entitled to.  You MUST make a separate claim to East Lothian Council for this.

You can apply online

East Lothian Council, PO Box 13251, Haddington, EH41 3HA

Telephone: 01875 824314

East Lothian Council, PO Box 13258, Haddington, EH41 3YA

Telephone: 01620 827528

East Lothian Council, PO Box 13264, Haddington, EH41 3YG

Telephone: 01620 827959

PO Box 13261, Haddington, EH41 3YG

Telephone: 01620 827730/827729

East Lothian Council, John Muir House Brewery Park Haddington East Lothian EH41 3HA.