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Welfare Reforms

Universal Credit Update – May 2017

Removal of automatic entitlement to housing costs for 18-21 year olds: This welfare reform went live on 1st April. There is understandable concern about its impact on young people at risk of homelessness who need to access and sustain accommodation. The key points to note about the new rules are that it: Will only apply to new claims made in Universal Credit (UC) full digital

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Universal Credit: Landlord information on housing costs for 18 to 21 year olds

From 1st April 2017, the rules are changing for young people aged 18 to 21 who want to claim help with housing costs in areas where Universal Credit is fully rolled out. Unemployed young people who can live in their family home will no longer automatically receive an amount for housing in their Universal Credit award. Young people who are in work, have children of

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