What does Universal Credit mean for you?
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.