Housing Systems: Combating poverty and sustaining tenancies.
Coronavirus and Benefits

PLEASE NOTE: The information on these pages is subject to change and change it will. So please keep coming back to these pages as we are continuously updating them.

There are, as you would expect with anything new and unknown, some grey areas….so we have done our best to give you the information as we see it, but this does mean that this guidance is not a statement of law and cannot be relied upon.

Things will continue to change, and some of the measures introduced either have ended, are due to end soon, or are under review. 

Please note, when answering the FAQs, we have made the following assumptions about the claimant:

  • They don’t live in ‘specified’ or ‘temporary’ accommodation.
  • They are not a mixed age couple.
  • They meet the basic qualifying conditions for UC (ie be working age, savings/capital under £16,000, must be in GB, not excluded (eg some students, dependant on age, level of course etc), not claiming Tax Free Childcare, and agree to a claimant commitment).

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What's Changed

What benefit rules have changed?

Universal Credit

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Tax Credits

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Housing Benefit

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Disability Benefits

What's changed?

Extra Help

Any extra help available?


Frequently asked questions answered

Useful Tools

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