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Where does the law define “specified accommodation”?

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Specified accommodation” is defined in two places:

The purpose of the Universal Credit definition is to prevent an award of Universal Credit from including any help with housing costs where the claimant lives in specified accommodation: instead, the claimant must claim Housing Benefit.

The purpose of the Housing Benefit definition is to ensure that the Housing Benefit award does not count towards the Benefit Cap.