Briefing: 13 Week Protection
By: Kate Webb Published: September 2013
In a poorly documented move, short-term additional support for people who have recently lost their job or fallen ill will be abolished under Universal Credit. Currently if someone loses their job they may be entitled to claim housing benefit to cover their full rent for 13 weeks; vital financial breathing space while they look for new employment.
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