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Housing Benefit

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Northfleet70
Northfleet70 Scope Member Posts: 21 Listener
Afternoon All

jyst a little question I get PIP standard daily and enhanced mobility ESA support group contribution and LWCRA

i have been offered a one bed ground floor flat by my local council 

just want to know if I’m entitled to housing benefit and if so how do I claim for it

Thank you
G

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  • bg844
    bg844 Community member Posts: 3,887 Disability Gamechanger
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    There’s no new claims for Housing Benefit unless you meet the criteria:
    -Of state pension age.
    -Temporary, supported, sheltered accommodation.

    You can however claim via UC if entitled. It may be worth doing a benefits calculation to see:
    https://www.entitledto.co.uk/benefits-calculator/Intro/Home?cid=d055d34e-b1fb-4ddd-bdd7-dcbee570410d
  • Northfleet70
    Northfleet70 Scope Member Posts: 21 Listener
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    Hi bg844

    i have just used the calculator and selected housing benefit how much my rent is

    its cone back with what I get with LWCRA and hosing benefit £537.66 which is how much the rent will be

    His do I apply for the HB

    Thank you
    G
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,210 Disability Gamechanger
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    As Bg844 has correctly advised, unless you're either planning on living in either supported or temporary housing then you can't claim HB because it no longer exists for new claims for those of work age.
    You will be able to claim for help with your rent through your UC known as "housing element"
    When you move into your property you will need to log into your journal and "report a change of circumstances" tick where you live and report the changes. The housing element will then be added from the assessment period in which the changes were reported.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    i have just used the calculator and selected housing benefit how much my rent is
    Unless you meet the qualifications to claim HB as advised above, go back to the calculator and redo the calculation but ask for the results as UC.
    I'm not clear what you mean by
    .. I get PIP standard daily and enhanced mobility ESA support group contribution and LWCRA.
    Do you mean you are already claiming UC?
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,210 Disability Gamechanger
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    calcotti said:
    i have just used the calculator and selected housing benefit how much my rent is
    Unless you meet the qualifications to claim HB as advised above, go back to the calculator and redo the calculation but ask for the results as UC.
    I'm not clear what you mean by
    .. I get PIP standard daily and enhanced mobility ESA support group contribution and LWCRA.
    Do you mean you are already claiming UC?

    Yes OP currently claims New style ESA and UC. I remember their previous threads with questions and confusion but oddly they don't seem to showing anymore.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Northfleet70
    Northfleet70 Scope Member Posts: 21 Listener
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    Been back n the calculator and and it gives me the housing element £536 a month which is how much my rent will be with the goat offered to ne

    Thank you for all your help

    G
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    So, as you claim UC, if you move you will need to Report a Change to your housing situation through your UC journal. The change will then be applied from the start of the UC assessment period in which the change occurs.
    Northfleet70 said:..how much my rent will be with the goat offered to ne
    Is the goat being killed to be eaten for Christmas? :) 
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
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