Homeless charity Crisis said 190,000 renters in receipt of Universal Credit are at least two months behind with their payments according to these figures.
It comes at a time when British families are struggling to survive as food, petrol and energy bills soar.
Universal Credit is paid by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to Britons who are struggling to pay for everyday living costs, but they can also get help with their rent or mortgage payments depending on their circumstances.
This applies whether people rent from a private landlord, a housing association or local authority or have a mortgage on the property.
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