HB Circular A12/2011: Changes made to the use of the shared accommodation rate
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Part of:
- Housing Benefit for local authorities: adjudication circulars
- 7 August 2013
Changes made to the use of the shared accommodation rate.
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The Local Housing Allowance rules in Housing Benefit currently restrict the level of help for single people aged under 25 who live on their own to the shared accommodation rate. This reflects the rent levels of properties with sole use of a bedroom and shared use of at least a living room, kitchen or bathroom. This age threshold has now been increased to include those aged under 35.
Published: 7 August 2013