Department for Work and Pensions
Today Arbroath, Blairgowrie, Forfar, Montrose and Perth join the rest of Scotlands jobcentres in offering Universal Credit to single jobseekers.
Nearly 25,000 Scots are claiming Universal Credit and over 9,000 have moved into work under the new system.
Universal Credit is designed to ensure people will be better off in work and the latest statistics show that people claiming it are finding work faster and earning more.
Those on Universal Credit are significantly more likely to find employment than those on Jobseekers Allowance and for the first time ever, support is being offered to claimants to progress in their careers and increase their earnings.
Today, single jobseekers will be able to claim Universal Credit in:
Are you ready to claim Universal Credit? Its the new benefit that makes it easier to take up a wider range of jobs and get back to work quickly.
Universal Credit will eventually replace 6 existing benefits:
- Jobseekers Allowance
- Income Support
- Employment and Support Allowance
- Working Tax Credit
- Child Tax Credits
- Housing Benefit