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2 Week Run On Payment From Housing Benefit for New UC claimants

How it works

If you have made a new Universal Credit claim and were on Housing Benefit immediately before doing this, you may be entitled to a 2 week ‘run on’ payment of Housing Benefit. The amount of Housing Benefit paid for this 2 week run on will be the maximum Housing Benefit, minus any deductions for a spare room or non-dependent deductions.

What you need to do

If you have moved into Halton from a different local authority, the ‘run on’ will be paid by your old Local Authority. It is important that you contact the local authority who dealt with your Housing Benefit claim to request your ‘run on’ payment and to provide them with up to date bank details to enable them to make the payment to you.

If you are refused the ‘run on’ payment or would like further advice, please

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