Universal Credit: Housing

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 23rd November 2018.

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Photo of Emma Dent Coad Emma Dent Coad Labour, Kensington

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations she has received on the effect of the universal credit minimum income floor on the amount of housing element support self-employed claimants are entitled to compared with their housing benefit entitlement under the legacy benefit system.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The Minimum Income Floor (MIF) is applied to the total maximum Universal Credit entitlement. Consequently, the issue of how it affects the housing element does not arise.

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