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Universal credit and housing

  • Homelessness
  • Benefits
  • Universal credit
  • Tenancy

Gain the knowledge to help your clients apply for Universal Credit housing costs and understand the ongoing commitment required to maintain this benefit.

Voluntary and Community from £77.00 / £64.00

Public and Statutory from £138.00 / £115.00

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Event details


Online, via Zoom.



10:00am to 1:00pm

This course provides an introduction to the housing element of Universal Credit. It will help you advise clients on the changes from the Housing Benefit legacy system.

It also looks at the upcoming implementation of the ‘Move to Universal Credit’ and will update attendees with any information available to support clients who will be moving from legacy benefits before December 2024.

What we will cover

  • how housing costs are dealt with under Universal Credit
  • who is eligible to receive help with housing costs
  • how Universal Credit applicants can also apply for help with rates
  • what restrictions may apply
  • how other elements of Welfare Reform, including the bedroom tax, benefit cap and welfare supplementary payments, interact with Universal Credit
  • other forms of financial support available to Universal Credit claimants
  • How the ‘Move to Universal Credit’ is progressing in Northern Ireland

Who should attend?

  • new and experienced advisers
  • housing providers
  • constituency office workers
  • community / resident groups