|But are all tenants capable of ‘financial management’?|
A support pack has been designed to give social landlords practical advice on how to ensure their tenants are prepared for Universal Credit. UC brings together 6 benefits & tax credits into 1 monthly payment, helping people to get into work quicker & ensuring that work pays. It closely mirrors the world of work, encouraging financial responsibility and prepares people so that they do not suffer a shock when they move from benefit payments. A key feature is that claimants will receive their housing element as part of their monthly payment and are responsible for paying their landlord themselves.