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In the same topic…
- 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 are the advantages of 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?
Where does the law define “specified accommodation”?
“Specified accommodation” is defined in two places:
- In paragraph 3A of Schedule 1 to the Universal Credit Regulations 2013
- In Regulation 75H of the Housing Benefit Regulations 2006
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.