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Housing Benefit

From 13 December 2017, we cannot accept new claims for Housing Benefit from most working age people.

Full Service Universal Credit was introduced in Swansea on 13 December 2017. From this date the council cannot accept a new claim for Housing Benefit unless you are a pensioner, live in certain types of supported accommodation or have more than 2 children.

From 11 April 2018 you can make an application for Housing Benefit if you have been placed in certain types of Temporary Accommodation including emergency Temporary Accommodation. You may also claim Housing Benefit from this date if you are currently living in Temporary Accommodation and your rent changes.

From the 16 January 2019 you may make a claim for Housing Benefit if you are entitled to a Severe Disability Premium (SDP) in your entitlement to Income Support, Income based Jobseekers Allowance or Income Related Employment Support Allowance. In addition, if you have had a short break in your SDP (including SDP in Housing Benefit) in the last month, and continue to satisfy the conditions of entitlement to the premium you will also be able to make a claim for Housing Benefit.

If you are unsure if you should be making a claim for Housing Benefit ring 01792635353 for advice.

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