2018-2019: Help with Housing Costs - Volume 1 Guide to Universal Credit and Council Tax Rebates

2018-2019: Help with Housing Costs - Volume 1 Guide to Universal Credit and Council Tax Rebates

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Volume 1 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.


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This fifth edition of Volume 1 (which accompanies the long-established bestselling Guide to Housing Benefit) includes chapters on:
  • the new scheme of loans for mortgage interest for out-of-work homeowners
  • basic eligibility conditions for universal credit, council tax and rate rebates
  • exclusion from the universal credit housing cost element for 18-21 year olds and exceptions
  • 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
  • the benefit cap
  • the two child limit in the child elements of universal credit
  • how and when payments are made - including when the housing costs element of universal credit can be paid directly to the landlord
  • how to appeal 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
  • other schemes for help with housing costs including discretionary housing payments
  • the detailed rules for migrants and recent arrivals for universal credit, council tax rebate and housing benefit.

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 and Martin Ward
ISBN 978 0 9934984 6 6
Published June 2018