Should I claim Housing Benefit or Universal Credit?
Depending on where you live in Basildon you may not be able to claim Housing Benefit, and will need to make a claim for Universal Credit.
You will still be able to claim Housing Benefit if;
- You are a Pensioner - Universal Credit is a working age benefit and you will be able to claim Housing Benefit if you have reached state pension age
- You have three or more children - Families with three or more children will still be able to make a claim for Housing Benefit until 1 February 2019
- You are living in supported accommodation - If you rent from a charity, or housing association, and receive care or support as part of your rent then you may be able to claim Housing Benefit. Please speak to your landlord for more advice
- You are living in temporary accommodation