Universal Credit is part of the government's Welfare Reform agenda. It is a new benefit replacing six existing benefits with a single monthly payment.
Read our independent guide on Universal Credit to find out how it works and how to claim.
With Universal Credit you'll get a single payment for your household - so what changes do you need to make and do you need a joint account?
Money Advice Service also has a Money Manager tool which can be used by Universal Credit claimants to help them manage their finances:
Money Manager for Universal Credit claimants What is Money Manager? Money Manager is designed just for people on Universal Credit. You can use it whether you’re making a new claim or moving to Universal Credit from existing benefits.
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