Universal Credit and your home

How Universal Credit can help with housing costs and how claimants are expected to pay their landlord themselves.


This guide explains how Universal Credit supports claimants who need help with their housing costs.

It explains that money to help with housing costs may be included in the Universal Credit payment, and that claimants will need to pay this money to their landlord themselves. It also outlines the help that is available for people who may need more support in managing their money.

The guide also covers service charges and the support that is available for claimants who have a mortgage.

Part of the Universal Credit toolkit for partner organisations.