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Your UC is Changing

13 August 2021

Money Advice | Universal Credit |

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Your Universal Credit is changing. The temporary uplift of £20 a week will be stopping after September, and we are here to help you.

In April 2020, at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, a Universal Credit (UC) temporary uplift of £20 per week was brought in by the Government. This uplift increased the standard allowance of Universal Credit by £86.67 every month.

If you’re currently claiming UC, you should be aware that this amount is temporary and was brought in as extra support for claimants during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The additional amount had been due to stop at the end of March 2021, however, the Government has extended this until now. After September 2021, the amount of UC you receive will be reduced by £86.67 per month. 

The scheme officially ends on 6th October. However, the exact date the money will stop being paid will vary depending on the day you usually receive your UC.


The below table shows how much UC awards will reduce by:

UC changes table

We don’t want to scare or worry anyone, but this is something that will impact everyone who is claiming UC. We are here to help you. Please check your Universal Credit payment statements as you will see that the amount you are receiving is temporary and will reduce in October 2021.

Over 3,000 Trivallis tenants receive UC and many may not know that this uplift is temporary. If you are someone who has only claimed UC for the first time since April 2020, you may not even know that the money you receive contains the temporary increase.

If you are a Trivallis tenant that claims UC and you would like support, our Money Advice Team are here for you. To get in touch, you can call the team on 01443 494560 or by using our contact form, here:

If you’re a UC claimant and you’ve received a letter from us regarding the UC changes, don’t forget to get in touch to provide us with your updated contact details in order for us to support you.