Guidance

HB and CTB subsidy guidance manual 2013 to 2014

Guidance for local authorities on subsidies DWP pays 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 G

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Details

This guidance covers subsidies for:

  • benefit costs
  • administration costs

Guidance for 2014 to 2015

There is separate Housing Benefit subsidy guidance for 2014 to 2015.

Earlier years

We’ve archived the HB and CTB Subsidy Guidance Manual 2012 to 2013. Older guidance is on the National Archives website.

Published 19 March 2014
Last updated 13 March 2015 + show all updates
  1. Added a link to the new Housing Benefit subsidy guidance manual 2014 to 2015.
  2. First published.