Your Universal Credit is changing

You may know that the UK Government increased Universal Credit (UC) payments in April 2020 by £20 a week as extra support for claimants during the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The additional amount was a temporary increase which was originally due to stop at the end of March 2021, however, the government extended it until the end of September 2021.

It has been confirmed that the uplift will stop in September which means your UC will decrease by £20 a week after your September payment.

We want you to be prepared for the changes. Please check your UC payment statement as you should now see that the amount you are receiving is temporary.

If this reduction in payment will have an impact on your financial or mental wellbeing, our income coaches and Smart Money team are here to help you.

If you need support, please get in touch with us by calling 0800 024 8968 or emailing