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Changes to Universal Credit

The seven day wait will be removed from the start of a Universal Credit claim, which effectively gives claimants an extra’s week’s money and reduces the amount of time they will wait. Universal Credit claimants will also now continue to receive Housing Benefit for two weeks, which will help prevent tenants falling into arrears.

These are welcome changes and combined are likely to relieve some of the difficulties tenants and housing associations have faced since the start of the Universal Credit roll-out.