Universal Credit will not pay housing costs if you: 

You will need to claim Housing Benefit.

If you pay Council Tax and need help to pay your bill this will not be considered by Universal Credit. You must make an application form Council Tax Support with us.

You can get more information and make a claim on our Council Tax Support pages.

What if I am already getting Council Tax Support (CTS)?

We will continue to deal with your CTS claim even if you get Universal Credit.

Please make sure you tell us of any changes in your circumstance so we can make sure your CTS is correct.

You can report a change of circumstance on our Tell us about a change pages