Coronavirus advice for Tenants

Firstly, I would like to confirm that our No. 1 priority is Health. Please see the link below for information provided by the government regarding Coronavirus. What to do, Risk Level, Recent Government action etc.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

Rental Payments - Government help

  1. Please see the link to the Official Govt. Daily update on Coronavirus – https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000h012
  2. On the above link see the update Friday 20.03.2020 at 5.00pm as it contains a clear brief from the Chancellor Rishi Sunak. This appears at 1:25:26
  3. Help will be given via increasing payments for
    • Universal Credit – £1,000.00 for the next 12 months
    • Working Tax Credits – £1000.00 for the next 12 months
    • Housing Benefit – DMBC will have an increased budget – Can they help you?

Alicia has spoken to Doncaster Council today 31.3.2020 regarding how to apply for the increased Housing Benefit payment and how to apply for the increased Universal Credit payment 

 

Please see below

  • Click on this link – https://www.gov.uk/how-to-claim-universal-credit
  • Click on step 2 and go to the bottom of the page and press “Apply” then press “Start.”
  • Answer the Question & Create an account – Username and Password.
  • Once you have created an account you can now start the application form.
  • Once the application form is completed, you will then choose a phone call meeting appointment.
  • Someone from universal credit will then call to talk the payment process through.
  • Once this has all gone through the payment should be with the tenant within 5 weeks of application.
  • Please do not phone the Council, as they cannot help. The application process is online only.

Please let us know by email if you need any help from Belvoir Doncaster with the above process … “We are here to help.”

Working together, we are certain we will get the best possible results for us all.

Kind Regards

All of the Team at Belvoir Doncaster

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