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Universal Credit (UC) housing costs element - Can I get Universal Credit (UC) housing costs element for tenants?

Find out more about the Universal Credit housing costs element.

Can I get Universal Credit (UC) housing costs element for tenants?

Tenant

If you are a tenant you have to be the person who is responsible for paying the rent to get help with your housing costs.

You will not usually qualify for help with housing costs if you:
•    live in the home of a close relative
•    are a full-time student (unless you have a disability or have children)

Homeowner

If you are a homeowner you must not have any earned income. If you are making a claim as a couple, if either of you have any earned income, of any amount, you will not qualify for a housing costs element.

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