Guidance

Housing Benefit adjudication circulars 2015

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

Documents

A13/2015: Housing Benefit uprating for financial year 2016 to 17

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A12/2015: Process to get claimant PIP information not available using the Customer Information System

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A12/2015: Local authority notification for PIP form

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A11/2015: Fraud and Error Reduction Incentive Scheme Incentive Payments, clarity on the end of year adjustment

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A10/2015: April uprating, clarification of effective dates for Housing Benefit

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A9/2015: Discretionary Housing Payment guidance 2015

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A9/2015: Discretionary Housing Payment awards form

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A8/2015: European Economic Area right to reside – permanent residence status

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A7/2015: Pension flexibilities, further guidance

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A6/2015: Discretionary Housing Payments returns for April 2014 to March 2015

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A5/2015: Housing Benefit operational information, performance support and inspection in 2015/16

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A4/2015: Defined contribution pension fund flexibility options from 6 April 2015

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A3/2015: Fraud and Error Reduction Incentive Scheme questions and answers

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A2/2015: War Pensions uprating Apr 2015 to Mar 2016

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A1/2015: Real Time Information bulk data matching initiative

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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.