In Great Britain Universal Credit will start to replace existing benefits from October 2013. The passage of the Welfare Reform Bill through the NI Assembly has been delayed, but once it is enacted this change to the benefits system has the potential to have a big impact on both social landlords and their tenants.
This resource will help prepare you for these impacts and equip you with the tools necessary to assist your tenants, while also safeguarding your rental income.
This Professional Resource will address the following topics:
- The cap on benefits – what this means and how tenants may be affected.
- Better off calculations – helping inform tenants who are thinking of going back to work.
- Ensuring clients are receiving the correct amount of universal credit.
- Frequency of payments and who receives them.
- The practicalities of payments of universal credit and how the housing element of the payment is affected