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Universal Credit is a single monthly payment for people in or out of work, which merges together some of the benefits and tax credits.

Universal Credit will replace: Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance, Income-related Employment and Support Allowance, and Income Support.

Universal Credit is the biggest change in the welfare system in a generation and will have a huge impact on housing associations and their tenants.

Influencing the design and implementation of Universal Credit is therefore a priority for the SFHA.

The SFHA supports members by providing regular updates and relevant events on the Universal Credit roll out.

The SFHA also represents members at meetings with the Department of Work and Pensions and other relevant stakeholders during the roll out process.

Since 2019 the SFHA has also issued a monthly Universal Credit survey to members to monitor the impact of the rollout on the sector. An archive of the findings is available on our research page.

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