Changes for 18-21 year olds overview

The government has announced that it is scrapping this change. However, until the rules change, it is still possible that you could be affected.

This change may affect you if you are single, aged 18-21 and claiming Universal Credit under the ‘full’ (digital) service.

If you are making a new claim for Universal Credit in a ‘full’ (digital) service area, or you are already on the Universal Credit ‘full’ (digital) service and you become liable to pay rent, then depending on your circumstances you may not be able to get any help towards your rent.

Many young people are protected from this change.

Go to the ‘Help with rent for 18-21 year olds’ page to find out if you could be affected by this change.