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

Order the fourth edition of the sister title to the bestselling Guide to Housing Benefit: 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 978-0-9934984-3-5
Published June 2017