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Universal Credit: New choices for People living in Scotland

Universal Credit: New choices for People living in Scotland

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

ISBN: 9781788515900

Q&A leaflet for people claiming Universal Credit in Scotland

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.

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.