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. 


  • 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.
  • If you are in receipt of severe disability premium within your benefits you will not be entitled to claim Universal Credits as a new claim. You will need to claim legacy benefits.

Legacy benefits are: