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14 Sep 2017
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Universal Credit is replacing many benefits from 4 October - help is available from Stroud District Council

Labour Councillors want to make sure people know that there are changes to some benefits - and that there is help available.

Stroud District Council is reminding people that from 4 October, anyone who makes a new claim for a number of benefits (such as Housing Benefit, Income Support, tax credits, ESA or johbseekers allowance) or who have a significant change in circumstances, will need to claim Universal Credit instead.

See here for a poster with more details.

Anyone claiming benefits or whose situation changes will need to claim Universal Credit instead from 4 October - Stroud District Council can help with claims.

There is also more information available on the government website at https://www.gov.uk/universal-credit


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