November 2018 will see the introduction of Universal Credit (UC) in the Faifley area.
The UK Government expects to start transferring people who are still on existing benefits or tax credits onto Universal Credit from July 2019.
All tenants who currently receive state benefits will gradually migrate over to UC which will see all benefits rolled into one and as well as receiving all personal benefits direct, they will also receive a payment to cover their Housing Costs (i.e. Rent).
The current system of Housing Benefit payments will cease once everyone has migrated over to the new system and each tenant will be fully responsible for making their rent payments direct to Faifley Housing Association.