Universal Credit: what you need to know

Publication date: 2017 Edition: 4th edition Format: Paperback, 159 pages Published by: Child Poverty Action Group
ISBN: 978 1 910715 33 8
£15.00

This edition published Summer 2017

Learn what you need to know about universal credit with this new edition of our quick, easy-to-follow guide.

Written in a straightforward, accessible style, with no assumption of prior knowledge of the law, Universal Credit: what you need to know is the ideal guide for both advisers who need to know how and when universal credit will affect their clients, and for those currently claiming benefits themselves.

Filled with clear advice and useful examples, it includes information on who can claim, how much you can get, what you have to do for your benefit, and much more.

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For CPAG members and CAB customers, the handbook is available for £12.75.  

This item is not yet available for purchase, but it can be pre-ordered. We’re sorry we can’t take pre-order payments online at present, but you can telephone CPAG Book Orders on 020 7812 5236 with your credit card details to pre-order or email bookorders@cpag.org.uk.

“An essential guide which tells you what universal credit means for you in simple English”. – PHILLIP TAYLOR MBE & ELIZABETH TAYLOR OF RICHMOND GREEN CHAMBERS

" The book is very easy to read, clearly organised and packed with extracts from the law, example case studies and other good practice points. It tackles the claims and payments process, the new sanctions regime, potential problems, interaction with other benefits and impact on specific groups. It also includes a useful glossary of terms (‘disregard floor’ anyone?) and a helpful index. An excellent overview of the ‘new regime’ and well worth a tenner of any advice agency’s money! " - THE ADVISER

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