Important changes for residents on Universal Credit
From April 2020, ALL
residents claiming Universal Credit will have to advise the Department of Work and Pensions of any changes made to their rent or service charges.
The Department of Work and Pensions now require you to do this via your online Universal Credit journal
. The new rent and service charges cannot be given in advance, only once they are in effect. This means that you must advise the Department of Work and Pensions in April when you have to pay the new amounts.
The full details of these changes will be included in the next rent and service charge letters that you will receive between 21-25 February
. If you would like to know more about the changes to rent, click here.