If you have a low income from work then this page will give you more information on how the new benefit changes may affect you including Universal Credit. This page includes information about how help with housing costs is changing and what to do if something goes wrong with your claim.
This website does not include any specific articles about Tax Credits and Welfare Reform. If Tax Credit claimants need advice they should refer to the article Where to get advice.
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Housing Benefit (HB) is a benefit paid by the local authority to meet the cost of rent either in full or in part. People who get Universal Credit (UC) will have their housing costs paid as part of that benefit. There are a number of reasons why the level of HB and UC paid is less than the level of rent and these are explained in the article HB and UC housing costs restrictions. These reasons include the Bedroom Tax, and Housing Costs Contributions and Non-Dependents. These articles suggest ways of tackling these problems but failing this claimants may want to consider asking for a Discretionary Housing Payment. If you need help with any aspect of claims for these benefits see the article Where to get advice.
Something Wrong With Your Claim?
This section of the website gives advice on some of the most common crisis situations arising for low paid people due to welfare reform. If you are left without any income some solutions are suggested in the article What to do if you have no income? If you wish to dispute a decision that has been made against you, you will need to go through the Mandatory Reconsideration process. If you need help with any situation when something has gone wrong see the article Where to get advice