Universal Credit

Universal Credit replaces six other benefits with a single monthly payment if you’re out of work or on a low income. Most people now need to apply for this instead of Housing Benefit.

Does Universal Credit cover Council Tax?

Universal Credit will include any housing costs you are entitled to, but it doesn’t include financial help for Council Tax.

You may be eligible to receive Council Tax Support . This is means tested, so the amount you receive will depend on how much Universal Credit you get, plus any other income or benefits.