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Money Box Live: Universal Credit

Louise Cooper asks how Universal Credit is affecting the lives of those who claim it.

Louise Cooper asks how universal credit is affecting the lives of those who claim it. If you'd like to share your views or experiences with the programme call 03700 100 444 from 1pm to 3.30pm on Wednesday 18 October or e-mail now. Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles .

Universal credit is a new benefit which combines six existing means tested benefits. It includes support for the cost of housing, children and childcare, as well as financial support for disabled people, carers and people who are too ill to work.

The aim is to simplify the process of claiming benefit, cut administration and to help people find a job or increase the hours they work.

More than seven million households will be signed up by 2022,

If you receive Universal Credit or you're in the process of applying, Louise Cooper and guests would like to hear from you to find out how it's going. Joining Louise will be:

Kayley Hignell, Head of Policy, Citizens Advice
Ed Boyd, CEO, The Centre for Social
Fran Bennett, Department of Social Policy and Intervention, Oxford University

Call 03700 100 444 between 1pm and 3.30pm on Wednesday 18 October, standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles will apply. Or e-mail now.

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