Where a social housing tenant on Universal Credit meets:
- then they will have a Housing Costs Element included in their Universal Credit assessment, so long as the landlord has verified the rent. Note that where a Live service claimant transfers to Full service - ie sets up a digital account - the landlord will need to re-verify the rent in order for the Housing Cost Element to be paid.
(Note: from April 2017 some 18-21 year olds claiming UC on the 'Full'/Digital service are not be able to get any help with their rent - although this rule is due to be scrapped we do not have a date yet - click here for more details).
How much, will depend on whether they: