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Housing: Social Housing
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: between April 2017 and 31st December 2018 some 18-21 year olds claiming UC on the 'Full'/Digital service are not be able to get any help with their rent - click here for more details).

How much, will depend on whether they:



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