Guidance

Housing Benefit Assurance Process (HBAP)

These Housing Benefit (subsidy) Assurance Process modules are for reporting accountants and local authorities to use.

Documents

HBAP Module 1: DWP Reporting Framework Instruction (Applicable to England only)

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HBAP Module 6: Approach and Testing Strategy (Applicable to England only)

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HBAP Module X: DWP Reporting Framework Instruction for Further Work (Applicable to England only)

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Details

We update the Housing Benefit Assurance Process (HBAP) annually and will publish only the most recent version.

Module Title Published
1 DWP Reporting Framework Instruction (Applicable to England only) 27 March 2018
2 Uprating  
3 Detailed testing – step-by-step guidance (the workbooks will be issued separately)  
4 Analytical review – not published as it’s for internal DWP use only Not applicable
5 Software diagnostic tool  
6 Approach and Testing Strategy (Applicable to England only) 27 March 2018
X DWP Reporting Framework Instruction for Further Work (Applicable to England only) 5 November 2018
Published 29 March 2017
Last updated 5 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added Housing Benefit Assurance Process Module X: DWP Reorting Framework Insruction for Further Work (Applicable to England only).
  2. Revised HBAP Module 1: DWP Reporting Framework Instruction (Applicable to England only) and added HBAP Module 6: Approach and Testing Strategy (Applicable to England only).
  3. First published.