Universal Credit will not pay housing costs if:
- You are single and of state pension age. Or part of a couple and at least one of you was state pension age on 14 May 2019.
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- Qualify for the severe disability premium Opens in a new window False and receiving Income Support, Employment Support Allowance, Jobseekers Allowance or Housing Benefit or one of these benefits has ended in the last month
- Live in supported accommodation
- Have been placed in temporary accommodation by the Local Authority
You will need to claim Housing Benefit.