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Housing Benefit and Universal Credit: The differences

Gain a basic understanding of the differences between Universal Credit and Housing Benefit.  

Voluntary and Community from £56.00 / £70.00

Public and Statutory from £100.00 / £125.00

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Event details


Online, via Zoom



10:00am to 1:00pm

This course is an entry level introduction to the housing element of Universal Credit and Housing Benefit. It will highlight the differences between the two.

What we will cover

  • Updates on the progress of ‘Move to Universal Credit’ in Northern Ireland
  • how Universal Credit differs from Housing Benefit
  • how to assist people with applying for Universal Credit
  • how housing costs will be dealt with under Universal Credit
  • What types of accommodation are currently ineligible for UC applications

Who should attend?

  • housing advisers (new or looking refresher)
  • support workers (new or looking refresher)
  • welfare officers (new or looking refresher)
  • Constituency office staff