Policy and Government

Checking in: applying and waiting for Universal Credit

calendar12 December 2018

Today we launched the first paper in our Checking in series exploring the experiences of CAP clients who are early Universal Credit claimants. Each year CAP helps 20,000 people in the grip of debt and poverty. 82% of whom will transition onto Universal Credit in the next few years. These are people living on low incomes, with a high incidence of mental and physical health problems and other difficulties that mean their financial worries are just the tip of the iceberg. Download this briefing paper to read their experiences of applying and waiting for Universal Credit. This is the first paper in a series of three presenting the experiences of CAP clients who are early Universal Credit claimants. The next instalments, due in January and February 2019, will explore how debt and Universal Credit interact and what it is like to live and work while receiving Universal Credit.

Read the full document here

Latest news and blogs

Host a Flipping Marvellous Pancake Party this Shrove Tuesday

CAP's most fun campaign is back for a third year - and you can get involved.
News | Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Toucan talk about money

Might your relationship be helped by this new app from Agape?
Blog | Tuesday, 14 January 2020

A day doing nothing?

Colchester Debt Centre Manager, Paula Goddard, reflects on a day in isolation.
Blog | Tuesday, 14 January 2020

capuk.org uses cookies to make the site simpler.