Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Universal Credit And Rent Arrears

The DWP has recently introduced changes to Universal Credit entitlements to help with housing costs, which may reduce rent arrears. The key changes are:
·         Any claim from 14 February 2018 will not serve waiting days so tenants should all receive money after five rather than six weeks.
·         Housing Benefit run-on is to start from 11 April – anyone already receiving Housing Benefit who transfers onto Universal Credit will receive an extra two weeks' pay to help with rent over the first Universal Credit assessment period.
Read more on the NHF website.

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