Reply To: 53 week rent year – DHP

Peter Barker

Yes, the conversion of weekly rent to monthly UC leaves the claimant a tiny bit short in every month of every year and over 5/6 years it gradually accumulates to a whole week, if you remain on UC for that long.

DWP say this is offset by the fact that weekly income is converted to monthly in the same way, which is advantageous to the claimant. This only helps claimants who have unearned income that counts for UC though: contribution based benefits, non-means tested benefits (mainly CA), private pensions and, for MACs, the older partner’s state pension.