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The Full Service Universal Credit (UC) started in Fife on 6th December and is a large scale change to the welfare system that aims to make claims simpler, and encourage more people into work, by replacing some benefits with a single monthly payment.
UC was limited to new claims from single people, but is now applicable to all new customers, including couples and lone parents. Fife Council have opposed UC being rolled out over the festive season, due to the 6 week delay.
If you experience any difficulty, due to Universal Credit, please see the Fife Council Universal Credit Information Page for further information or contact:
Lyndsey Maricic, Policy Officer
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 44 61 38 Contact Lyndsey Maricic online
By Post: Fife Council Brunton House High Street Cowdenbeath Fife KY4 9QU
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