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Islington & Shoreditch Housing Association (ISHA)
102 Blackstock Road
London N4 2DR
0300 131 7300
On Wednesday 6 October the uplift scheme of an additional £20 per week for people on universal credit (UC) or working tax credits ended. For anyone who receives universal credit or working tax credits, this is a significant loss in income.
The exact date the additoinal £20 will stop being paid will vary depending on which day you usually receive universal credit.
Claiming universal credit is not straightforward, especially with the combination of housing costs, disability related costs, child-related costs and personal living costs. Universal credit is paid according to you and your household’s circumstances.
Our Income Team can provide advice about your rent payments, assist you with universal credit claims and help you access any support you may need.
If you need additional help, our Outreach Team can help you with:
To contact our income or outreach teams, email CustomerAccounts@isha.co.uk with your name, address, contact details and what you’d like support or advice on. They’ll get back to you within three working days.
If you have been made redundant or are currently not working, you may be able to receive new-style jobseeker’s allowance (JSA). JSA is worth £59.20 a week for people under 25 and £74.70 a week if you’re aged 25 and over. It is available for up to six months and is paid directly into your bank, building society, or credit union account every two weeks.
It is possible to receive the new-style JSA as well as universal credit.
You can find out more information about universal credit, including making a new claim or managing an existing claim, on the understanding universal credit website.