Universal Credit: Change of circumstances affecting Housing Benefit.
The Universal Credit Pathfinder begins on 29 April 2013 in selected areas in the North West. This circular is produced to guide local authority Housing Benefit staff through the actions to take if a Universal Credit claimant and a Housing Benefit claimant have a change of circumstance that requires the closure of an Housing Benefit claim.
This circular applies to the Pathfinder starting on 29 April 2013. A further circular will be issued ahead of progressive roll-out from October 2013.