How will a change in Circumstances affect my UC award?

When you have a change in your personal circumstances or a change to your income this could change the amount of Universal Credit that you receive.

Universal Credit is a monthly benefit. It is reassessed every month at the end of your monthly assessment period. How much you are entitled to will depend on your personal circumstances on the date that your Universal Credit is assessed and your income during that assessment period.

Change in Circumstances

If you are already on Universal Credit and are experiencing a change in your circumstances that means you are going to find it difficult to manage until you receive your next payment then you may be entitled to a Change in Circumstances Advance.

Common Changes