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Universal Credit, HB & Supported Accommodation

This day will explore the rules for Universal Credit and Housing Benefit as there is a need to claim HB to cover rent for people living in supported accommodation.

21 Mar - 21 Mar 2024


John Shortridge

£85.00 plus VAT

The session will also consider how to claim both benefits and the role of support workers in helping to claim and maintain these benefits.

Our course covers:

  • Universal Credit (UC) and Housing Benefit (HB) entitlement rules
  • How much does the claimant receive
  • The process for claiming both UC and HB
  • Alternative Payment Arrangements, Direct Deductions for debt; including rent arrears, the rules on Advance Payments
  • UC and HB Calculation examples
  • The Law on what is meant by Care, Support and Supervision (necessary for residents to claim HB)
  • Issues around claiming and sustaining these benefits for those in supported housing and the role of the support worker
  • Challenging UC and HB decisions

This is a live online (Zoom) course delivered over a full day.

To book on this course, please complete the form below.

We will send you confirmation of your booking by email (please see our Terms & Conditions for cancellation charges).