Help with Housing Costs Volume 2: Guide to Housing Benefit 2017/18

Publication date: 2017 Edition: 2017-2018 Format: Paperback, 356 pages Published by: Shelter/CIH
ISBN: 978 0 9934984 4 2

This edition published in June 2017

This title is not yet published. We will process payments for the handbook now and the handbook will be shipped as soon as it is published in June.

This volume in Shelter’s Help with Housing Costs series covers all the housing benefit rules across the UK, with lots of practical examples and useful tables for quick reference.

Fully updated to incorporate all the changes over the past year, this new edition provides answers to some of the most frequent problems and issues, including:

■ the local housing allowance (LHA) national caps and size limits
■ the treatment of rent and service charges for all non-LHA claims
■ “the bedroom tax”, including developments in case law
■ the household benefits cap, including exemptions
■ the special rules for certain supported housing
■ guidance on the discretionary housing payments scheme
■ the changing eligibility rules and case law developments for European nationals and migrants from other non-European states
■ the gradual transition and transfer of housing benefit claims to universal credit

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