Universal Credit has started to replace Housing Benefit for most working-age claimants. This means if you need help with your rent and you are below pensionable age you will now need to claim Universal Credit instead of Housing Benefit.
There are some exceptions to this – please visit the GOV.UK website to find out if you need to claim Universal Credit instead of Housing Benefit.
Universal Credit is administered by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and not St Albans City & District Council.
If you are of pension age you need to claim Housing Benefit by applying to us
If you need help with your Council Tax, you will need to claim Council Tax Support from us.