The coronavirus pandemic has hit the UK, not only impacting on thousands of people’s health, but having a knock-on effect on the economy, and personal finances. With many fearing they’ll struggle to make ends meet, some may look into whether they can get financial help – such as by claiming Universal Credit.
The payment is intended to help with living costs, such as if a person is on a low income or is out of work.
It is made up of a standard allowance, and some people may be able to get additional amounts, due to their circumstances.
This can include if they have children, or if they have a disability or health condition which prevents them from working, or need help in paying rent.
The payment itself is usually made monthly – although this may be more frequent in Scotland, and the rules may differ for those in Northern Ireland.
It’s possible to access independent benefits calculators online, in order…