Find out how to let us know if you're concerned about another member's safety.
UC and rent
We privately rent our home. It is a 2 bedroomed bungalow which has wide doorways and plenty of room for my husbands wheelchair. In short, it is an ideal home for us.
The rent is £1,000 a month. UC only pay £600 towards our rent. Which means finding another £400, which has been coming out of our very limited savings.
UC have advised us that they will only pay what they think our home is worth ( I think that was the gist of it). I cannot find another single home in our area, similar to ours where the rent is £600.
I’m at my wits end, I’m worried we will have to move but we will be back in the same boat.
My sis in law has a three bedroomed house that her and her OH rent and all their rent is paid!
I don’t understand this.
How can they only pay a small amount and expect us to find the rest? And where am I going to find the rest from?
- 54.1K All Categories
- 10.6K Start here and say hello!
- 5.1K Coffee lounge
- 4K Disability rights and campaigning
- 1.5K Research and opportunities
- 156 Community updates
- 12.1K Talk about your situation
- 1.8K Children, parents, and families
- 797 Work and employment
- 589 Education
- 1.2K Housing, transport, and independent living
- 1K Aids, adaptations, and equipment
- 291 Dating, sex, and relationships
- 266 Exercise and accessible facilities
- 21.7K Talk about money
- 2.2K Benefits and financial support
- 4.4K Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- 12.6K PIP, DLA, and AA
- 2.6K Universal Credit (UC)
- 4.1K Talk about your impairment
- 1.3K Cerebral palsy
- 687 Chronic pain and pain management
- 707 Rare, invisible, and undiagnosed conditions
- 759 Autism and neurodiversity
- 937 Mental health and wellbeing
- 311 Sensory impairments
Complete our feedback form and tell us how we can make the community better.
Do you need advice on your energy costs?
Scope’s Disability Energy Support service is open to any disabled household in England or Wales in which one or more disabled people live. You can get free advice from an expert adviser on managing energy debt, switching tariffs, contacting your supplier and more. Find out more information by visiting our
Disability Energy Support webpage.