Universal Credit and Supported Accommodation

Thu May 16 2019 at 09:45 am to 04:30 pm
Homeless Link, Minories House, London, United Kingdom

Homeless Link, Minories House, London, United Kingdom

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AimThis day will explore the key rules for Universal Credit and Housing Benefit and the need to claim housing benefit to cover rent for people living in supported accommodation. The session will also consider how to claim both benefits and the role of support workers in helping to claim these benefits and resolve difficulties that might be encountered with either.


Course will cover


• Universal Credit entitlement rules including the housing cost element


• Key Housing Benefit rules


• Alternative Payment Arrangements, Budgeting advice, Direct Deduction for arrears; including rent


• The process for claiming both UC and HB


• Problems in claiming these benefits for those in supported housing


• The implications of gaining employment in supported housing


• How support workers can be important in resolving difficulties


• Moving on from supported housing into private sector accommodation and the issues and problems that might arise

Price - Introductory OfferHomeless Link Members - £75 per person

Associate member - £90 per person

Non-members - £120 per person

Homeless LinkCharity Reg No: 1089173Company Reg No: 4313826
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Created By:
Homeless Link
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