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Rent on UC

Anthony1987Anthony1987 Member Posts: 93 Listener
edited September 2018 in Universal Credit
What happens with ur rent when u change to universal credit do we have to pay it out of our own money or can u still get help with it ? 

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 20,683 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    There's different elements to UC and the housing element is one of them. To claim this element you'll need a tenancy agreement.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • Anthony1987Anthony1987 Member Posts: 93 Listener
    Okay thanks i did phone up Council and they said universal credit will tell them or soemthing  as my first payment is next month but got told will have to use my first payment for rent
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 20,683 Disability Gamechanger
    Have you given DWP a copy of your tenancy agreement? You won't be paid the housing element of UC without first doing this. Your rent money (housing element) is then in with your UC payment every month.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • Anthony1987Anthony1987 Member Posts: 93 Listener
    Havn't been told to hand in areement just got told will get a phone call I'm  defo getting paid on the 21st next month full lot as the woman told me to day but no one said nothing what to do about rent just said u be two weeks bend if u can't  afford it 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 20,683 Disability Gamechanger
    Please take your tenancy agreement to your local job centre because without this you won't have the housing element added to your UC.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • Anthony1987Anthony1987 Member Posts: 93 Listener
    Okay thank you 
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