Benefits Checker

If you haven’t been furloughed, don’t qualify for the Self Employed Support Scheme or can’t get a job then the government welfare platform of Universal Credit (bringing 6 legacy benefits together, & brings down your benefits gradually as you earn more) is the best way forward.

But some people may not be eligible (depending on your level of savings) and some may be getting eg child tax credits, which go when you transfer onto UC.

So my advice is to use the Benefits Calculator before you apply to check that you will be better off by going onto UC.

Here’s the calculator link: https://www.gov.uk/benefits-calculators