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Universal Credit

4. Who needs to know?

If you make a claim for Universal Credit, you should let your landlord know – whether that’s the Council, housing association or private landlord – so you can make the necessary arrangements for paying your rent.

Remember, it’s your responsibility to put your family and home first and ensure your rent is paid on time.

If you’re liable for Council Tax, you should also advise our Benefit Services as you could be eligible for Council Tax Reduction.

Universal Credit does not include any Council Tax reduction you may be entitled to. To make sure you receive any eligible discounts, you must apply for this separately.

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