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Universal Credit (UC) housing costs element - Universal Credit (UC): What if I have another adult living with me?

Universal Credit (UC) housing costs element can help with rent and some service charges if you are a tenant.

Universal Credit (UC): What if I have another adult living with me?

If you have other adults living with you who aren’t your partner and do not have to pay rent, they might be treated as your non-dependent.

This means that an amount will be taken off your housing costs element  because this other person is expected to help with the rent. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) call this a Housing Costs Contribution. 

You won’t have money taken off your housing costs element  for a non-dependent if:

You also won’t have any money taken off your housing costs element for any other adult who:

If money is taken off your Universal Credit for a non-dependent, it will be taken at £75.15 per month for each other adult in your home.

 

Updated: April 2020
 

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