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- contentWhere does the law define “specified accommodation”?
- contentWhat is the history of specified accommodation?
- contentWhat is the benefit cap?
- contentWhat is supported accommodation?
- contentWhat is floating support?
- contentWhat are the LHA and Local Reference Rent?
- contentWhat are the benefit limits from which specified accommodation is exempt?
- contentShow me some examples of supported accommodation schemes
- contentCan you give me examples of what is not specified accommodation?
- contentWhat is specified accommodation?
- contentWhat is the Maximum Rent (Social Sector) i.e. Bedroom Tax
- contentWhat is the Universal Credit housing element?
- contentWhat is a care home and how do people get help with care home charges?
- contentCan you give me examples of what is specified accommodation?
What are the advantages of specified accommodation?
In simple terms, it is more likely that a Housing Benefit (HB) claimant will have his or her full rent covered by HB for specified accommodation than if he or she lived in any other kind of accommodation.
The HB rules are more advantageous for people who live in Category 1 accommodation (exempt accommodation) than for those who occupy Categories 2, 3 and 4; but HB is still more generous for Categories 2, 3 and 4 than it is for non-specified general needs accommodation.