Housing Systems: Combating poverty and sustaining tenancies.
Changes in Circumstances: Temporary Absence

Fleeing Violence

Find out what happens when someone is absent from home due to fleeing violence.

In Prison / Remand

What happens when the claimant (or partner) are in prison or on remand?

Going Abroad

How does going abroad affect a Universal Credit claim?

Hospital / Respite

Can Universal Credit be paid whilst someone is in hospital / respite care?

Decant / Repairs

What happens when a Universal Credit claimant is unable to live in their normal home due to it needing major works / repairs?

Other Absences

Click here if the claimant is away from their normal home for any other reason to find out what happens to their UC award.

6 month rule

How the 6 month rule works.





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