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Reminders issued to all Universal Credit claimants

Tenants are being urged to make sure their housing costs are covered correctly if they are claiming Universal Credit.

A reminder is being sent to those on Universal Credit and claiming housing costs to pay their rent, to inform the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) of any changes to the amount of rent they need to pay.

Nick Pottrill, Housing Services Manager said: “Although claimants must take responsibility for notifying the DWP of any change which might affect their benefit, we are issuing a further reminder as we want customers to avoid a build-up of arrears on their rent account. The notification can be made quickly and easily on the DWP website.”

https://www.gov.uk/universal-credit