Section: Housing Benefit & Council Tax
Housing Benefit and EU Nationals
Further to decisions of the European Court of Justice in the homelessness cases of Teixeira and Ibrahim, a new Housing Benefit Circular has been issued to local authorities on benefit entitlement for certain EU nationals with children at school in the UK.
To download a copy of Right to Reside - parent and primary carer of a child in education HB/CTB A10/2010 click here.
June Budget Update
The Budget introduced the following changes:
- Local Housing Allowance (LHA) will be restricted to a maximum of four bedrooms for new and existing claimants.
- Weekly LHA rates will be capped at £250 for a one bedroom property, £290 for two, £340 for three and £400 for a four bedroom property.
- Those who have been on Jobseeker's Allowance for 12 months or more will have a 10% reduction in their Housing Benefit.
- Working age HB claimants who are living in a property that is too large for their household size will have their benefit capped.