We have updated our Bedroom Tax section to include the Universal Credit rules. Some of the rules which delay the date when Bedroom tax applies under Housing Benefit are much weaker under Universal Credit.
Under Housing Benefit rules the bedroom tax is delayed for 12 months following the death of someone who previously lived in t he property whereas under Universal Credit there is a delay for up to 3 months where this person is part of the Universal Credit claim.
Under Housing Benefit rules there is a delay in applying the Bedroom Tax for 13 weeks if there has been no claim for Housing Benefit during the previous 12 months. There is no delay at all for this group under Universal Credit.