Guidance

Housing Benefit adjudication circulars 2013

Adjudication circulars provide updates to the Housing Benefit guidance manual for local authority staff.

Documents

A24/2013: Uprating 2014 to 2015

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A23/2013: Benefit cap dual cases in different local authorities

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A22/2013: Clarification of information sharing relating to Welfare Services – domiciliary (non-residential) and residential care (as outlined in A5/2012)

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A21/2013: Size criteria rules for disabled children and treatment of joint tenants affected by removal of the spare room subsidy

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A20/2013: The Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No.3) Regulations 2013

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A19/2013: The Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) and Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2013

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A18/2013: Invitation to bid for DHP reserve funding for the removal of spare room subsidy

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A18/2013: Form – Local authority application for Discretionary Housing Payment reserve funding to support the implementation of the Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy

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A17/2013: Discretionary Housing Payments

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A17/2013: Summary of Discretionary Housing Payment awards

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A16/2013: Accession of Croatia to the European Union

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A15/2013: Administration of the benefit cap

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A14/2013: Universal Credit: Change of circumstances affecting Housing Benefit

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A13/2013: Universal Credit – change of circumstances affecting Housing Benefit

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A12/2013: Removal of the spare room subsidy – joint tenants

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A11/2013: Discretionary Housing Payments

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A11/2013: Discretionary Housing Payments 1 Apr 2013 to 30 Sep 2013 – Appendix A

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A11/2013: Summary of Discretionary Housing Payment awards – Appendix B

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A10/2013: Size criteria for approved foster carers and parents of armed forces personnel

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A9/2013: Using social security data for local services

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A8/2013: The Universal Credit (Consequential, Supplementary, Incidental and Miscellaneous) Regulations 2013

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A7/2013: Operational information, performance support and inspection in 2013/14

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A6/2013: Personal Independence Payment

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A5/2013: Introduction of Armed Forces Independence Payment

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A4/2013: DWP change to support the abolition of Council Tax Benefit

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A3/2013: Using social security data for Council Tax purposes

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A2/2013: 2013/14 uprating

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A1/2013: Transitional arrangements during the abolition of Council Tax Benefit

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Details

Adjudication circulars provide advice, guidance and information on Housing Benefit to local authority staff. They update the Housing Benefit guidance manual.

The circulars make many references to Council Tax Benefit as this was administered by local authorities alongside Housing Benefit until March 2013.

In April 2013 Council Tax Benefit was replaced by local authorities’ own council tax support and reduction schemes, removing DWP’s involvement.

Readers will need to consider references to Council Tax Benefit in these documents accordingly.

For enquiries about the distribution of circulars, email: housing.correspondenceandpqs@dwp.gsi.gov.uk.

Published 20 September 2017