Housing Systems: Combating poverty and sustaining tenancies.

When a claimant's Maximum Universal Credit award is calculated, they may be entitled to one or more of the following - click on the links for more information:

Quick Benefit Calculator
Once you have the information, to save you doing the maths you can use our Quick UC Calculator - click here.

Standard allowance

Every Universal Credit calculation includes a Standard Allowance - the rate depending on whether single or couple, over or under 25.

Child Element

Elements can be given for the first and second dependent child / young person - and sometimes the third plus child / young person.

Disabled Child Element

A parent/guardian of a child on DLA/CDP or PIP/ADP will have a Disabled Child Element in their UC - at one of two rates.

LCWRA Element

A claimant who has been found to have a limited capability for work may be entitled to an LCW/LCWRA Element included in their UC calculation to reflect this.

Carers Element

Some people who care for disabled adults or children can have a Carers Element in their UC award calculation.

Housing Costs Element

A claimant who rents, and/or has service charges can have a Housing Cost Element included in their award.

Childcare Costs Element

Find out who qualifies for help with childcare costs, and how much.

Our Calculator

Quick Universal Credit calculator - especially for the Escape Room.