Housing Systems: Combating poverty and sustaining tenancies.

Monthly Quiz: Sept / Oct 2018

This month's quiz is about how temporary absences work under Universal Credit.

To enter this month's competition, just email the answer to the question below to us by Friday 9th November for your chance to win.

Which one of these statements is false?

A. Where a tenant - who is a UC claimant - goes on remand/ to prison, they will only continue to receive help with their rent via a Housing Costs Element if they are likely to be returning to the property within 6 months.

B. When a tenant goes on remand / to prison who has not been claiming any benefits, they will not be able to make a new claim for Universal Credit - so even if they are released 2 months later they will receive no help with their rent for these 2 months.

C. When a tenant goes on remand / to prison, and they are not entitled to help with their rent due to the length of their absence, the UC rules do not allow the DWP to treat anyone else left living in the property as liable for the rent.

Find your answers here.

email your answer to: info@housingsystems.co.uk by 9th November.