Help with Housing Costs: Volume 1 Guide to Universal Credit and Council Tax Rebates 2016/17

Publication date: 2016 Edition: 2016-2017 Format: Paperback, 356 pages Published by: Shelter/CIoH
ISBN: 978-0-9934984-0-4
£39.99

Part of Shelter’s Help with Housing Costs series, this volume covers the rules across Great Britain for help with personal housing costs available through the universal credit and council tax rebates schemes.

It describes fully:

  • the new rules about waiting days for universal credit
  • the changes to UC arising from the July 2015 Budget and Autumn Statement
  • 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 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
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