Universal credit

Universal credit in this borough

Universal credit in this borough

Universal credit is now live in all of the Hinckley and Bosworth area. This means you will only be able to make a new claim for housing benefit if you are covered by one of the exceptions below.


You can apply for housing benefit if:

  • You live in supported accommodation - for example, you may live in a hostel and be able to claim support fees
  • You live in temporary accommodation - for example, bed and breakfast that has been allocated to you by the council
  • Both you and your partner have reached pension age

If you are not in one of these groups, then you will need to claim universal credit

Last updated: 11/01/2024 09:28