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Money & Benefits

Helping members deal with their finances

Universal Credit - Help us stop the roll out

Do you currently claim Tax Credits, Housing Benefit or any other in work benefit? If so, your benefits are about to change. From 2019, the Government is going to start moving working people like you onto Universal Credit.

We are concerned that working people and their families will be worse off under Universal Credit, and that the planned transfer of working claimants will see many losing out as their payments fall.

Usdaw is campaigning to see the roll out stopped, and Universal Credit fundamentally overhauled.

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Worried about money? Know your rights

Usdaw is keen to ensure members are aware of the benefits available to them and know where they can go for expert help and advice.

This leaflet is one of a range of leaflets Usdaw has published to better support members who are juggling paid work with raising a family.

View: Worried about money? Know your rights (Leaflet 385)

Get a full benefits check

Contact your local Jobcentre Plus office for benefits advice and ask them to do a full benefits check for you.

If you have lost your job the key benefits are Income Support and Job Seekers Allowance. You can make a telephone claim on 0800 055 6688. You can also claim online. You can also claim these benefits if you are laid off in some circumstances.

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Are you a parent working in the UK fashion industry?

The Fashion and Textile Children's Trust gives financial support to parents and carers working in the UK fashion and textile industry, towards essential items for their children (aged 0-18 years).

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Turn2Us - Access to benefits & grants

Turn2us helps people in financial need gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help - online, by phone and face to face through our partner organisations.

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Free prize draw

Enter our free prize draw to win a £100 Love2Shop Gift Voucher courtesy of Usdaw Insurance.

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