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Housing Benefit and DLA disregard

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:26 pm
by MumWhoCares
Hi,

I'm posting this on behalf of someone else :)

A lady I was talking to today told me her council have taken DLA payments as income and reduced her housing benefit accordingly (she's now having to pay half her rent whereas before she didn't have to pay towards it). I seem to remember reading somewhere that they aren't allowed to do that but I've been searching and can't seem to find anything that says that's the case - lots of individual councils saying it isn't counted but obviously hers is counting it so I was hoping to find some specific legislation or ruling that states that's universal. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks.

Re: Housing Benefit and DLA disregard

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:05 pm
by bowlingbun
I'm fairly certain that this was a recent ruling, after a test case, if that helps?

Re: Housing Benefit and DLA disregard

Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:50 am
by MumWhoCares
That's what I thought as well, BB, but I couldn't find anything, was zonked yesterday though so will get on it again today :) x

Re: Housing Benefit and DLA disregard

Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:31 am
by Bernard
Hi,
I feel sorry for that poor lady. Sometimes sneaky rules are laid in place too save cash. I wish her well.
Bernard.