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Universal Credit: Advanced Payments and what you need to know

Advanced Payments are a loan from the Department for Work and Pensions paid to claimants who are struggling to wait between 6-8 weeks for their first Universal Credit payment. An advanced payment is a loan from the Department of Work and Pensions, and must be paid back from your first 12 monthly Universal Credit payments.

From January 2018, all new Universal Credit claimants will be eligible for a 100% advance on their first Universal Credit payment within 5 working days of making their claim, which will be interest free. Recovery of this Benefit Advance will be extended from the current 6-month repayment period, to 12 months.

To find out more about advanced payments, and for more details on how to apply for an advance, click here. 

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26th April 2018

Halton Housing’s Welfare Benefit and Money Advice Team have been shortlisted, for the second consecutive year running, at the Institute of Money Advice Awards in the Debt Team of the Year category. Halton Housing’s Welfare Benefit and Money Advice Team is made up of one senior officer, three officers and a team administrator. A great […]

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Halton Housing transform historical Runcorn C...

16th April 2018

On Thursday 12th April, the remaining properties on the Victoria House development, located on Holloway Road, higher Runcorn were completed and handed over to Halton Housing. The £2.9 million project was grant funded by the HCA (Homes and Communities Agency) and has seen the creation of 28 new homes on Holloway and has involved the […]

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Halton Housing award community group with £2...

13th April 2018

On Tuesday 10th April Halton Housing awarded Open Door, a Runcorn based charity with £2000 to try and help alleviate food poverty in Halton. The grant has been awarded to Open Door to enable the organisation to buy an industrial oven and freezer to be able to store and cook large portions of food. Open […]

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Halton Housing become a Community Benefit Soc...

12th April 2018

Halton Housing Trust Ltd (HHT) has converted itself from a Company registered with Companies House and the Charity Commission into a Community Benefit Society registered with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Halton Housing has converted in to a charitable Community Benefit Society (CBS) because of the financial benefits of conversion and the nature of CBSs, […]

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Developments

Work has started on innovative new build prop...

9th April 2018

Works have started on site at Halton Housing’s latest new build development, Montgomery Road in Widnes. The development comprises of eight new properties. The homes, located on Montgomery Road will comprise of six two-bedroom houses and two three bedroom houses, and will all be available for affordable rent. Following the recent successful build of Grange House, […]

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67 new homes to be built on Picow Farm Road, ...

6th April 2018

Halton Housing have successfully acquired a plot of land on Picow Farm Road, Runcorn to allow them to create a £9.8 million housing development. The development will comprise of 67 brand new-homes, which will be a mixture of two, three and four-bedroom homes and bungalows. On this plot of land Halton Housing plan to create […]

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