Universal credit claims - rent update

If you are claiming Universal Credit you will need to tell them about any rent increases applied in April. You should have received a ‘to do’ from Universal Credit asking you to update your rent if it changed. If you have completed your ‘to do’ in good time you will see this in your next payment.

With Universal Credit calculating rents monthly and most landlords charging rents weekly, it can get confusing. If you are unsure if your Universal Credit award is right, you can use our benefit calculator on our website. Or you can contact our Financial Wellbeing Team to ask for help in making sure you are receiving all the benefits you are entitled to. You can reach the team by calling the contact centre on 033 400 8222.

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