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- contentWhy is exempt accommodation exempt from benefit limits?
- contentWhere does the law define “exempt accommodation”?
- contentWhat is the social sector LHA?
- contentWhat is the history of exempt accommodation?
- contentWhat is Supported Exempt Accommodation?
- contentWhat is disguised profit?
- contentWhat is an asset lock?
- contentWhat is a non-metropolitan county council in England?
- contentWhat is a housing association?
- contentWhat is a DWP resettlement grant?
- contentWhat are the benefit limits from which exempt accommodation is exempt?
- contentWhat are the advantages of exempt accommodation?
- contentWhat is a voluntary organisation?
- contentTell me more about registered housing associations and exempt accommodation
- contentTell me more about registered societies
- contentWhat is exempt accommodation?
- contentHow is housing benefit calculated when a person living in exempt accommodation is employed?
- contentHow is Housing Benefit calculated for exempt accommodation?
- contentHow is accommodation “provided by” a social or voluntary sector landlord?
- contentHow does the taper work for employed claimants living in exempt accommodation? (Figures)
- contentWhat is the law on exempt accommodation subsidy?
- contentSubsidy calculation when the landlord is a registered housing association
- contentWhat does “not trading for profit” mean?
- contentSubsidy calculation when the landlord is a charity, voluntary organisation or English non-metropolitan county council
- contentWhich landlords count as being in the social or voluntary sector?
- contentWhat is a registered charity?
- contentCan a not-for-profit body buy goods and services from its own members and directors?
- contentWhere does the law define exempt work?
- contentExamples of subsidy for exempt accommodation
How do the housing benefit subsidy arrangements work in exempt accommodation
The local authority normally receives 100% subsidy from central government for correctly paid Housing Benefit. But in exempt accommodation the rate is sometimes reduced to 60% or even zero if the Housing Benefit award is based on a higher rent than the Claim Related Rent (CRR) set by the Rent Officer for the property.
The CRR is a market valuation of the claimant’s accommodation but it is a “bricks and mortar” valuation that takes no account of the higher costs of managing and maintaining exempt accommodation. Local authorities often complain that this unfairly shifts the cost of exempt accommodation from central to local government: the claimant is entitled to Housing Benefit under the exempt accommodation rules but government subsidy is based on a general needs rent valuation.
The detailed subsidy calculation depends whether the landlord is a registered housing association.