Did you notice that on 1st April there was a decrease in the amount of rent you pay every week?* (*This is absolutely true and not an April Fool!)
Whilst we welcome the news, we want to remind tenants to let the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) know about this change - this will ensure you are not overpaid on any Universal Credit you are due.
If you receive Universal Credit, then the DWP will have put a ‘To Do’ on your Claimant Journal today (3rd April) to remind you to declare the change in rent.
Remember, failure to declare this change may result in an overpayment of benefit and the Government taking steps to recover this amount.
We hope this information is helpful, if you have any questions please speak to your local income management officer - you can speak to them by calling 01302 862 862 (Option 2).