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Housing and debt helpline for Northern Ireland – 028 9024 5640

Universal Credit and Housing

This Professional Resource is a complete up to date guide looking at the specific housing impacts of Universal Credit claimants in Northern Ireland.

The guide looks at the following:

  • Background to Universal Credit – including the journey of its introduction in NI
  • The key differences between Housing Benefit and Universal Credit – identifying the key housing benefit provisions that no longer exist and the new rules under Universal Credit
  • The process of making a claim for Universal Credit – Eligibility requirements, verification and backdating
  • Housing cost element issues such as exempt accommodation, liability and specific issues for each tenure
  • Assistance with rates
  • Payment matters with Universal Credit
  • Sanctions, appeals and assisting claimants in financial difficulties.

Look at a sample of the guide.

Login in for member discounts. This is a digital resource and a copy will be emailed to you on receipt of payment. You can also order by emailing coral@housingrights.org.uk.

 

£11.95