Housing Benefit subsidy claims: local authority best practice guide
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Part of:
- Housing Benefit: additional guidance manuals and good practice guides
- 20 March 2015
- Last updated:
- 8 June 2015, see all updates
- Applies to:
- England, Scotland, and Wales
Best practice to help local authorities minimise or avoid qualified audits of Housing Benefit subsidy claims.
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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
Updated: 8 June 2015
- Added revised guide with update to each answer in Q and A section.
- First published.