Coronavirus: Universal Credit and other benefits


Universal Credit can include help towards your housing costs.

Local Housing Allowance rates have been increased to the 30th percentile of market rents. This applies to all private renters who are new Universal Credit claimants, or have an existing Universal Credit claim that includes a housing element, and to existing Housing Benefit claimants.

The government has announced that mortgage lenders will offer a three-month mortgage payment holiday to those struggling to pay.