Universal Credit is a benefit for working age people that replaces a number of existing benefits, including Housing Benefit / Local Housing Allowance.
It is a monthly payment to help with basic living expenses and housing costs if you are on a low income or out of work.
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Claim Universal Credit
If you claim Universal Credit your rent costs will normally be included as part of your claim, so you will not normally need to claim Housing Benefit / Local Housing Allowance separately.
However there are some exceptions to this eg. if you live in supported accommodation.
If you cannot claim Universal Credit you should apply for Housing Benefit / Local Housing Allowance
If you receive Universal Credit you do need to claim for Council Tax Support separately.
If in doubt please do not hesitate to contact us