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Universal Credit (UC) housing costs element - What is the Universal Credit (UC) housing costs element for tenants?

Find out more about the Universal Credit housing costs element.

What is the Universal Credit (UC) housing costs element for tenants?

This money is to help you with your housing costs.

It can help with rent and some service charges if you are a tenant.

If you are a homeowner it can include help towards the interest payments on mortgages and on other loans for home purchase, certain repairs, and home improvements. It can also cover other housing costs including service charges in some circumstances.

Applies to: England, Scotland and Wales

Universal Credit has not yet been introduced in Northern Ireland yet but will be introduced gradually from September 2017.. See the NI Direct website for more information (link opens in new window).

Administered by: Department for Work and Pensions

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