Housing Benefit subsidy claims: local authority best practice guide

Best practice to help local authorities minimise or avoid qualified audits of Housing Benefit subsidy claims.


Housing Benefit subsidy claims – local authority best practice guide

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This guide provides examples of best practice by local authorities when completing Housing Benefit subsidy claims. It aims to help local authorities minimise or avoid qualified audits.

Local authorities provided these examples at workshops and during DWP visits. The guide includes background about the workshops and visits.

We hope that the guide will help to reduce the current high level of qualified audits of local authority subsidy claims.

This good practice guide supports the Housing Benefit subsidy guidance manual.

Published 20 March 2015
Last updated 8 June 2015 + show all updates
  1. Added revised guide with update to each answer in Q and A section.
  2. First published.