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Universal Credit

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Help with Council Tax

Universal Credit

From 12 September 2018 Universal Credit is being rolled out across Mansfield District Council's area and you may have to claim Universal Credit instead of Housing Benefit for help with your rent.

You can still claim Housing Benefit:

  • If you have more than 2 dependant children who live with you, or

  • You are the qualifying age to claim Pension Credit/your partner receives Pension Credit, or

  • You are living in supported or Local Authority temporary accommodation.

If the above do not apply to you; you need to claim Universal Credit to help with your rent. There is more information about this on  https://www.gov.uk/apply-universal-credit or ring 0800 328 5644

 

 

Further Information

The Department for Work and Pensions website has more information about Universal Credit.

Jobcentre staff should be able to advise you where you can access a computer. As part of an agreement with the Department for Work and Pensions, the Council will provide access to a computer with a member of staff to show you what to do at the Civic Centre located at Chesterfield Road South, Mansfield.

The Council does not have access to Universal Credit computer systems about payments so enquiries about payments and other issues must be made to the Department for Work and Pensions.

 

 

Help with Council Tax

Help with Council Tax is not included in your Universal Credit payment. The Department for Work and Pensions will no longer accept a claim for Council Tax Support at the same time as you claim Universal Credit.

You must apply for Council Tax Support through the council's Revenues and Benefits Service, and provide any evidence needed to support your claim. If you don't send your Council Tax Support claim to us when you apply for Universal Credit you may lose benefit.

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