Universal credit: How to claim
Universal credit or housing benefit?
From 12 December 2018 you usually have to apply for universal credit if you make a new benefits claim for help with rent and other living costs.
- you or your partner are pension age
- you have 3 or more children
- you're in a refuge or some types of supported or temporary housing
If you're already getting housing benefit, you can continue to claim this unless you move to a different council area or have a change in your household or employment status.
Last updated 13 Dec 2018 | © Shelter
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