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National Homeless Advice Service

Universal credit updates - April 2018

Posted by Debbie Watson March 27, 2018

Coming in to affect in April 2018 - Housing Benefit run on for the first 2 weeks of the UC claim (from April 2018). This will be unrecoverable, automatic and received early in the first assessment period. This payment will be made by LAs and will not require any additional intervention from the claimant, unless they have a change of circumstance such as moving address, in which case they will need to inform their local authority.

Coming in to affect in April 2018 - Temporary Accommodation will be paid for as part of Housing Benefit instead of Universal Credit housing costs for new claims from 11 April 2018 (except for those already getting UC housing costs in temporary accommodation on that date).