Universal credit will be rolled out to East Dunbartonshire 2015

Universal Credit is being rolled out nationally from February this year but East Dunbartonshire residents will not be affected until December.

Council leader Rhondda Geekie said; “We have been advised by the Department for Work and Pensions that the national roll-out of Universal Credit will reach East Dunbartonshire in December 2015.

“As with all aspects of Welfare Reform that have been introduced in recent years, we continue to work with local partners, including Citizens’ Advice Bureau and local Registered Social Landlords and we will ensure we provide further more specific details once these are known.”

Information regarding Universal Credit can be found on the council’s website www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk and the Department for Work and Pensions also has a Universal Credit website page www.gov.uk/jobcentres-where-you-can-claim-universal-credit.

There is also a Universal Credit helpline - 0345 600 0723.