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NEW: Universal credit: what you need to know - 6th edition

Universal Credit What You Need to Know - 6th edition
Published on: 
21 September 2020

Universal credit affects millions of people with children or on a low income but can be complex to navigate. This easy to use guide, designed for both claimants and advisers, uses practical examples and takes into account the impact of coronavirus on universal credit.

The updated edition includes:

  • Changes as a result of the coronavirus pandemic are covered throughout, as well as featured in ‘Coronavirus’ panels in detail.
  • Recent changes to the right to reside in the UK are included.
  • Latest rules on migrating to universal credit, including changes to the process of managed migration.
  • Latest rules on work-related requirements, including changes related to coronavirus pandemic.


The publication of this sixth edition of Universal Credit: what you need to know coincides with the coronavirus pandemic, which has resulted in many changes as well as increasing numbers of claimants. Changes as a result of the pandemic are covered throughout, as well as featured in ‘Coronavirus’ panels in more detail. This book remains the essential guide for all advisers who need to know the rules on claiming benefits – with its help, you can deal with your clients’ queries. It covers the latest rules, including on migrating to universal credit, work-related responsibilities, recent changes to the right to reside in the UK, as well as dozens of examples illustrating how they apply in practice and plenty of tactical guidance on what to do if things go wrong.

This book is also for you if you’re currently claiming benefits yourself, or if you think you might need to in the future. Use it to find out what you need to know about universal credit or what to do if you have a problem with your claim. You don’t need to be an expert on the social security system. This book makes the law clear and understandable for everyone.

It covers:

  • What is universal credit?
  • How much universal credit do you get?
  • Who must look for work?
  • When can your universal credit be sanctioned?
  • How do you challenge a decision?

What are the impacts of coronavirus on universal credit? This essential guide tells you what universal credit means for you.

Cover price £15 | CPAG members price £12.75

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