2017-2018: Help with Housing Costs - Volume 1 Guide to Universal Credit and Council Tax Rebates

2017-2018: Help with Housing Costs - Volume 1 Guide to Universal Credit and Council Tax Rebates

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Price: £39.99

Pre-order the fourth edition of the sister title to the bestselling Guide to Housing Benefit, to be dispatched immediately on return from print in June 2017.


This volume sets out the qualifying conditions for entitlement to universal credit and provides a more detailed explanation of the rules that relate to the housing costs element for homeowners and tenants of private and social landlords.

It includes chapters on:
  • the rules restricting the child element for first child and to a maximum of two children for new births and new claims
  • the new UC rules for 18-21 year olds and exclusion from help with housing costs
  • the lower benefit cap and new exemptions for carers and guardians
  • basic eligibility conditions for universal credit and council tax rebates
  • eligible rent and service charges for social housing tenants
  • eligible rent for private tenants
  • the size criteria rules for social housing and private sector tenants
  • eligible mortgage costs for unemployed homeowners
  • how and when payments are made - including when the housing costs element of universal credit can be paid direct to the landlord
  • how to appeal against a decision about universal credit or a council tax rebate
  • differences in the council tax rebate schemes in England, Scotland and Wales
  • how local councils in England and Wales can set their own council tax rebate scheme rules
  • the new rate rebate scheme for universal credit claimants in Northern Ireland.

Get a 20% discount when you order 5 or more copies (discount will be added at point of sale).

P&P is £4 for the first copy, plus £2 for any subsequent copies.

Author Sam Lister & Martin Ward
ISBN 9781905018963
Published June 2017