Independent report

Housing Benefit (Abolition of the Family Premium and date of claim) (Amendment) Regulations 2015: SSAC report and government statement

A SSAC report on draft Housing Benefit regulations about backdating claims and removing the family premium and the government's response.

Documents

The Housing Benefit (Abolition of the Family Premium and date of claim) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (web version)

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The Housing Benefit (Abolition of the Family Premium and date of claim) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (print-ready PDF)

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Details

This is a report by the SSAC on draft regulations for 2 of the Housing Benefit measures announced in the 2015 Summer Budget:

  • time-limiting the backdating of new claims to Housing Benefit to 1 month
  • removing the family premium for new claims to Housing Benefit made on or after 1 May 2016

The report includes the government’s response to the SSAC’s recommendations.

Published 9 November 2015