Your Universal Credit payment is made up of a standard allowance and any extra amounts that apply to you, for example if you:
- have children
- have a disability or health condition which prevents you from working
- need help paying your rent
Additionally you may get more money on top of your standard allowance if you’re eligible, the criteria is available on Gov.uk
Your circumstances are assessed every month. Changes in your circumstances can affect how much you’re paid for the whole assessment period - not just from the date you report them.
With any award of Benefit you must report any changes of your circumstances as soon as they change.