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Oxford Town Hall

St Aldate's

Oxford

OX1 1BX

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Universal Credit is a new benefit for working age people who are out of work or on a low income. It combines six existing benefits and tax credits into a single monthly payment, which must be claimed online. From 18 October, most people wanting to make a new claim for benefits and tax credits in Oxford will have to claim Universal Credit instead.

Universal Credit means that people who claim it will need to have a bank account, to be able to make and manage an online claim, and to be able to pay their rent, bills and living costs out of one monthly payment. For organisations supporting claimants, Universal Credit represents a fundamental shake up of the benefits system which will affect your services and the way you deliver them.

This event will include:

  • Jobcentre Plus updates about the latest developments with Universal Credit

  • details of how Oxford City Council will support Universal Credit claimants

  • a discussion session, where you will have the opportunity to ask questions about Universal Credit

  • a networking lunch.

For more information, or if you have issues you would like to raise or questions you would like answered at the event, please email welfarereform@oxford.gov.uk and we will try and include these.

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09:30 - Registration and refreshments

10:00 - Welcome and introductions

10:05 - Department for Work and Pensions

  • Universal Credit updates
  • Feedback from discussion sessions at July event

10:25 - Oxford City Council

  • Communications
  • Benefits
  • Incomes
  • Assisted digital support and personal budgeting support
  • Revenues

10:45 - Q&A session

11:15 - Break

11:30 - Discussion sessions

  • Dealing with hardship
  • Supporting vulnerable claimants

12:30 - Wrap up, lunch and networking

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Oxford Town Hall

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