2018-2019: Help with Housing Costs - Volume 2 Guide to Housing Benefit

2018-2019: Help with Housing Costs - Volume 2 Guide to Housing Benefit

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Price: £41.00

Pre-order the 2018-19 edition of this long established publication to receive it immediately on publication at the end of June. Volume 2 covers all the housing benefit rules across the UK, containing many practical examples and more than 80 useful tables for quick reference.

The Guide to Housing Benefit (now published as volume 2 of the housing cost handbook series) has a strong reputation for clear, impartial and accurate advice and is used by local councils, social landlords, advisers, tribunal members and housing professionals. It is designed to complement volume 1 which covers universal credit, council tax, rate rebates and discretionary housing payments and certain matters common to housing benefit and universal credit.

This new edition of the Guide to Housing Benefit has been fully revised and updated to incorporate all the changes over the past year, including the April 2018 uprating. It provides answers to some of the most frequent problems and issues and explains all the new rules starting from April, including:

  • the basic conditions of entitlement to housing benefit and how to claim
  • the treatment of rent and service charges for social rented housing
  • the eligible rent rules for supported housing and certain older housing benefit claims
  • the local housing allowance (LHA) rules for private renters
  • the size criteria for all tenancy types including recent case law on the 'bedroom tax'
  • the rules about temporary absence and claims for housing benefit on two homes
  • what happens when your circumstances change and how to appeal
  • how income and capital is treated for pension age and working age claims
  • how housing benefit is calculated including the rules about the benefits cap and exemptions
  • how the 'applicable amount' is calculated including the two child limit
  • the rules about housing benefit subsidy including temporary accommodation
  • the gradual transition and transfer of working age housing benefit claims to universal credit.

Get a 20% discount when you order 5 or more copies (discount will be added at point of sale).

P&P is £4 for the first copy, plus £2 for any subsequent copies.

Author Sam Lister & Martin Ward
ISBN 978 0 9934984 7 3
Published June 2018