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Further Information about the Universal Credit Scottish choices for people living in Scotland

Further Information about the Universal Credit Scottish choices for people living in Scotland

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

ISBN: 9781788515924

Updated information leaflet for stakeholders on the Universal Credit Scottish Choices

Executive Summary

The new Universal Credit Scottish choices were made available from 4 October 2017 to people living in Scotland making a new Universal Credit claim in full service areas.

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From 31 January 2018 the Universal Credit Scottish choices will also be available to people who:

o were already receiving UC in a full service area prior to 4 October 2017; and

o transfer from a live to full service area after 31 January 2018.

The choices are:

o be paid monthly or twice monthly; and

o have the relevant housing costs in the Universal Credit award paid to themselves or to their landlord.