Your Housing Benefit will eventually stop when you claim Universal Credit. However, it will continue to be paid for two weeks after you claim Universal Credit but before you receive your first Universal Credit payment.
The extra two weeks of Housing Benefit will not affect how much Universal Credit you get, and it will be paid automatically: you don’t have to contact the DWP or your council to get it.
Usually the two weeks’ extra Housing Benefit will be paid to your landlord but if you’re claiming Universal Credit because you’ve changed address it will be paid directly to you.
You should still check with your local council that they know you are now claiming Universal Credit and that your Housing Benefit claim is stopping.
If you don’t check, your Housing Benefit may continue and you risk being overpaid.
Contact your local council to make sure they know about your Universal Credit claim.