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Universal Credit Exemptions

There are a number of reasons why you might not be able to apply for universal credit - or some elements of it. 

Exemptions 

  • For people living in accommodation classed as specialist accommodation, they will not be able to get their housing costs paid in their claim for universal credit but must make a separate claim for housing benefit.
  • Families with 3 children or more who have not claimed universal credits within the last 6 months will not be able to claim. Instead a claim must be made for legacy benefits

Legacy benefits are:

 

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