Universal Credit

From 6 April the requirements of the Minimum Income Floor will be temporarily relaxed. This change will apply to all Universal Credit claimants and will last for the duration of the outbreak. This means that those who are self-employed or ineligible for SSP can claim from day one.

The amount provided will be based on ‘topping up’ to minimum wage but could vary between different claimants based on their circumstances.

You are eligible if you are:

  • Self-employed
  • Not eligible for SSP

New claimants will not need to attend the job centre to demonstrate gainful self-employment.

People are being asked to apply online for universal credit by visiting this link or by calling the Universal Credit Helpline on 0800 328 5644.

More information can be found here in this link

The information that we have provided is for general purposes only and therefore does not constitute professional advice. Appropriate professional advice should be sought for individual circumstances before any further action is taken.