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National Homeless Advice Service

UC housing costs for 18-21-year-olds - update

Posted by Debbie Watson May 25, 2018

The government committed to scrap the ban on Universal Credit housing costs for 18-21-year-olds in March 2018. However, DWP has confirmed that the regulations still haven’t been laid yet, so for clarification: the exclusion of 18-21s from UC housing costs remains in place until the regulations are laid, which could be any time. Until then, 18-21s can still use the exemptions detailed here https://www.gov.uk/guidance/housing-costs-for-18-to-21-year-olds#universal-credit-housing-costs