Guidance

HB and CTB Subsidy Guidance Manual 2012 to 2013

This manual details the subsidies the Department for Work and Pensions will pay local authorities for certain costs of the Housing Benefit (HB) and Council Tax Benefit (CTB) schemes.

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About this guidance and contents

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Section 1: Introduction

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Section 2: Benefit costs

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Section 3: Backdating

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Section 4: Overpayments

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Section 5: Disproportionate rent increase rule (Scottish and Welsh authorities only)

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Section 6: Temporary accommodation

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Section 7: Rent allowances

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Section 8: Expenditure not to be included as qualifying expenditure because it does not attract a subsidy

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Section 9: Rent rebate subsidy limitation

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Section 10: Administration costs

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Section 11: In-year instalments and payments of subsidy

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Section 12: Extended payments of Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit

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Section 13: Expenditure attracting full rate subsidy not separately identified elsewhere on the claim form

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Appendices A to F

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Details

This manual covers subsidies for

  • benefit costs
  • administration costs

The first year for which this manual should be used when claiming subsidy is 2011 to 2012 and is referred to in the manual as the ‘relevant year’.

Versions of the manual for earlier years can be found on the National Archive

Published 1 April 2012
Last updated 17 September 2013 + show all updates
  1. Guidance updated to the March 13 version.
  2. First published.