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Changes to housing benefits

 

BENEFIT CHANGES YOU SHOULD BE AWARE OF BEFORE YOU BID

The way housing benefit and the housing element of Universal Credit (UC) is calculated, is changing.

What does this mean for me?

Under 22’s

From 13th December 2017, if you are under 22 and:

  • make a new claim for Universal Credit

  • live alone

  • are not classed as vulnerable (for more information click here)

You will not be eligible to claim help toward your rental costs.

 

If you need more help with this, or help budgeting your income you can contact our Money Advice team on 01695 585230 or 585250.