Help with Housing Costs: Volume 1 Guide to Universal Credit and Council Tax Rebates 2017/18

Publication date: 2017 Edition: 2017-2018 Format: Paperback, 356 pages Published by: Shelter/CIH
ISBN: 978 0 9934984 3 5

This edition published in June 2017

This title is not yet published. We will process payments for the handbook now and the handbook will be shipped as soon as it is published in June.

Part of Shelter’s popular Help with Housing Costs series, this volume sets out the qualifying conditions for entitlement to universal credit and provides a detailed explanation of the rules that relate to the housing costs element for homeowners and tenants of private and social landlords.

It describes fully:

■ the rules about waiting days for universal credit
■ basic eligibility conditions for universal credit and council tax rebates
■ eligible rent for private tenants
■ the size criteria rules for social housing and private sector tenants
■ eligible rent and service charges for social housing 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

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