Add to your to-do list.
If you are already claiming Universal Credit and are liable to pay rent you just notify DWP that your rent payments have increased from the 1St April 2020.
If you do not notify DWP of your rent increase you will not be paid the correct amount of Universal Credit.
You will receive a “To do” action on your Universal Credit online account between the 1st and 6th of April 2020. DWP will ask you if the amount of rent you pay has changed. You should select “Yes” & enter your new rent liability from 1st April 2020.
Please note this advice applies to all Universal Credit claims including recent claims.
If you do not have access to an online Universal Credit account, you can report your rent increase by contacting the Universal Credit helpline on 0800 328 5644.
If you need help to report your rent increase, please contact the Income Advice Officer Laura Reilly on 0141 781 1884.