HB Circular A3/2011: Further guidance on the new provision for non-resident overnight carers
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Part of:
- Housing Benefit for local authorities: adjudication circulars
- 7 August 2013
Further guidance on the new provision for non-resident overnight carers.
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Adjudication Circular A25/2010 gave information about the Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2010 No 2835 and the Rent Officers (Housing Benefit Functions) Amendment Order 2010 No 2836 that were laid before Parliament on 30 November 2010.
As well as making changes to the Local Housing Allowance arrangements, these also provide for a bedroom that is used overnight by a non-resident carer to be included when applying the size criteria in private rented sector cases.
From 1 April 2011, the amendment regulations will allow funding for one additional bedroom when both:
- the customer or their partner has an established need for overnight care that is provided by someone outside of the household
- the customer occupies a property with an additional bedroom that is used for this purpose
This circular gives further information about assessing claims when this type of care arrangement exists.
Published: 7 August 2013