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Uc statement. Why do I have to take my housing off again?

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sammy44
sammy44 Community member Posts: 18 Courageous
edited February 2022 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hi I get 1417 uc as I'm disabled 509 for couple 163 carer for husband 343 for limited work 416 housing then they take 494 for esa so I'm left with 939 so what I don't understand is why do I have to take my housing off again out of 939 I don't understand or I'm stupid can you help 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,175 Disability Gamechanger
    edited February 2022
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    You have to take your housing off because you need to pay your rent, unless they pay it directly to your landlord, which is unlikely if your UC is £939 per month. UC is one payment made up of different elements.
    When you claim New Style ESA and UC together the ESA is always deducted from your maximum UC entitlement.
    If your rent is £416 PCM then you're still left with £523 per month UC and £228.20 every fortnight for ESA. As well as your PIP or DLA.
    If your rent is more than £416 PCM then you need to pay the rest towards it otherwise you'll be in arrears.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    Someone has to pay your landlord. If UC are paying the money to help with your rent to you then you need to pay the landlord.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Disability Gamechanger
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    You're definitely not being stupid at all @sammy44. The benefits system can be confusing! Have the above replies helped you to understand this a little better? 

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

  • sammy44
    sammy44 Community member Posts: 18 Courageous
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    Yes thankyou sorry 😞 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,175 Disability Gamechanger
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    Make sure you're claiming council tax reduction from your local Authority because this isn't part of UC. Other than that, it seems like you're claiming everything you're entitled to.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • sammy44
    sammy44 Community member Posts: 18 Courageous
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    I am thankyou 
    And thankyou for your help 
    Thanks Helen 
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