Meet Welfare Benefits Advisor – Maureen
Maureen Bello is our Welfare and Benefits Advisor and is here to help support residents as Universal Credit is continued to be rolled out. Maureen’s role is to assist you with any queries you have about Universal Credit or any other benefits. She can help you find out what benefits you are entitled, help you to prepare for Universal Credit, and help you to complete and submit your application. She is also on hand to offer budgeting advice to make sure you are able to transition onto Universal Credit smoothly.
Maureen is now available Monday-Friday via email, via phone, and is also available for home visits. If you are struggling with anything to do with budgeting, Universal Credit, or any other benefits and would like some advice then get in touch with Maureen today.
Get in touch by emailing Maureen or give her a Call: 07818017830.
Universal Credit is the new benefit administered by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), for working-age people who are on a low income or are unemployed. Universal Credit is different from any benefits or tax credits you may currently receive, and you must be ready to manage your claim online.
Universal Credit replaces these six benefits:
- Child Tax Credit
- Working Tax Credit
- Housing Benefit
- Income Support
- Income-Based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
- Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
Work out what you’re entitled to using a benefits calculator.
For more information on Universal Credit, please take a look at the following links:
Information you need to know:
For lots more useful information about Universal Credit visit the Money Advice Service Website or give Maureen a call or email.
Ways to Claim Universal Credit
Launched in April 2019, ‘Help to Claim’ is a new service offered by Citizens Advice. The service is dedicated to offering claimants tailored advice to ensure that they can successfully submit their application and access their first full Universal Credit payment.
The service offers advice via the phone, email, live chat and face to face. They offer advice on everything from filling out the paperwork to providing sufficient evidence for childcare costs. Advice is localised and personalised and will make the process of applying for Universal Credit as straightforward as possible. Have a look here to find out more about the services on offer: