Guidance

Housing Benefit adjudication circulars 2014

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

Documents

A18/2014: Housing Benefit uprating for financial year 2015 to 16

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A17/2014: Fraud and Error Reduction Incentive Scheme: Guide for local authorities

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A17/2014: Start-up fund application form: Fraud and Error Reduction incentive Scheme

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A17/2014: Bid fund application form: Fraud and Error Reduction Incentive Scheme

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A16/2014: Real Time Information Bulk Data Matching Initiative

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A15/2014: Real Time Information bulk data matching initiative

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A15/2014: Incident and enquiry form

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A14/2014: special education needs

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A13/2014: Discretionary Housing Payments

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A13/2014: Summary of Discretionary Housing Payment awards form

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A12/2014: Universal Credit: Change of circumstances affecting Housing Benefit

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A11/2014: PIP information not available using the Customer Information System

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A11/2014: PIP local authority notification form – PIP.0125

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A10/2014: Discretionary Housing Payment guidance 2014

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A10/2014: Recording form for DHP claims from 1 April to 30 September 2014

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A10/2014: Example DHP data return form

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A9/2014: Temporary accommodation in Housing Benefit and Universal Credit

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A8/2014: The Housing Benefit and Universal Credit (Supported Accommodation) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

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A7/2014: Discretionary Housing Payments, reporting measures

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A7/2014: Summary of Discretionary Housing Payment awards form

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A6/2014: The Housing Benefit (Habitual Residence) Amendment Regulations 2014

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A5/2014: operational information, performance support and inspection 2014 to 2015

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A4/2014: R v LB Lewisham and the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

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A3/2014: Minimum Earnings Threshold

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A2/2014: The Housing Benefit (Miscellaneous Amendment) Regulations 2014

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A1/2014: The Housing Benefit (Transitional Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

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Detail

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.