Help with bedroom tax

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davewhit

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Help with bedroom tax

  • on: 23 Feb 2013 02:01PM
The total budget for the UK to help people was to be £20 million its now gone up to £134 million if they dont changed or stop it these are the regulations that local councils will use to work out who to help and by how much

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/discretionary-housing-payments-guide-draft.pdf

here is example of one councils idea of helping

Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP)

 When we wouldn't help
 

In general, we wouldn't expect to pay Discretionary Housing Payments in these situations.
 •If your benefit falls a long way short of the rent because the landlord is overcharging by a large amount or because of the Local Housing Allowance rates.

•Because local reference rents and Local Housing Allowance rates have put homes in many parts of the city beyond the means of many people claiming Housing Benefit.

•If your preference for a size of home, type of home or area to live in is not strictly necessary and you have no compelling reasons for this preference.

•When your non-dependants have not paid their share of your housing costs but they have the means to do so.

•The inadequacy of benefits for disability to cover the cost of disability towards which they are paid.

•If you are unwilling to use other available resources or to apply for other more appropriate forms of help.

•If you could deal with your housing costs in other ways, for example, by moving to cheaper accommodation or by claiming other benefits.

•If you move from a council or Housing Association tenancy to unaffordable private-rented accommodation, unless the move is for the most compelling reasons.

We will not normally help with the cost of rent in advance, removal costs or other expenses to help you move to affordable accommodation

JLRRAC

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Re: Help with bedroom tax

  • on: 23 Feb 2013 02:07PM
"If you are unwilling to use other available resources....." "If you could deal with your housing costs in other ways, for example"

Och aye nae bother I'll jist tell the missus, "Awa' doon the street an' prostitute yersell for a wee while Doll, Oh an' while yer at it get 20 fags eh?

davewhit

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Re: Help with bedroom tax

  • on: 23 Feb 2013 05:47PM
"If you are unwilling to use other available resources....." "If you could deal with your housing costs in other ways, for example"

Och aye nae bother I'll jist tell the missus, "Awa' doon the street an' prostitute yersell for a wee while Doll, Oh an' while yer at it get 20 fags eh?

Someone will rob a bank and they will have to print legal on all the paperwork ...... what worries me is who says what counts as unwilling or other resources ?