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Universal Credit

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Help with Council Tax

Universal Credit

From 12 September 2018 Universal Credit has been 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:

  • You are entitled to a Severe Disability Premium, 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. When you make your claim for Universal Credit, if you indicate that you want to claim Council Tax Reduction to help with your Council Tax, this will be treated as an application for it.

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