Welfare and Employment Advisors
Do you understand how Universal Credit works? Would you like a quick and interactive way to illustrate Universal Credit to colleagues, and show claimants that they are better off in work?
The Universal Credit Calculator has been developed by one of the key thinkers behind Universal Credit. Tired of explaining Universal Credit in PowerPoint presentations, he built an online tool to illustrate the new system, bringing it to life for advisors and claimants.
- Quick and accurate Universal Credit calculations using a minimum number of screens.
- Future-proof: updated according the latest welfare regulations, including Universal Credit at no extra cost to you.
- Results are saved for management information and analytics purposes.
- Advisors are able to say with confidence that the claimant will be better off in work.
The calculator has been developed over months of direct user testing with claimants and advisors and uses the latest online technology. The calculator provides an illustration of Universal Credit, but will be updated according to the latest regulations making it future proof. I can also work with your current software provider to help them integrate Universal Credit quickly and easily into their software.
The Universal Credit calculator remains free to use for advisors and claimants. The Premium Universal Credit Calculator gives advisors the ability to store and return to claims and to carry out analysis on recorded management information. It also calculates the taxpayer savings from supporting people into work and offers guidance on the new ‘in-work conditionality’ requirements.
Contact Policy in Practice to trial the premium version of the Universal Credit Calculator, to see the benefits:
- Fast: Less advisor time spent on benefit checks
- Trusted and Accurate: The claimant can see that they are better off in work
In addition, the calculator offers a full set of data analytics that can be customised to support your local work practices and specific policy analysis studies.
PS – if you have any questions or feedback about the calculator, you can leave it in the forum here.