Information for all local authority Housing Benefit staff regarding removal of the spare room subsidy.
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The Department for Work and Pensions is aware that there are a small number of claimants who may be entitled to have their eligible rent calculated pursuant to paragraph 4(1)(a) of Schedule 3 of the Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2006 (Consequential Provisions Regulations) rather than the provisions which relate to the removal of the spare room subsidy.
This bulletin provides background information and explains the action to be taken in these cases.