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Housing benefit suspensions

Issue 272 (October 2019)
Jon Shaw looks at when housing benefit (HB) awards can (and cannot) be suspended and then terminated.

Housing costs for 18 to 21 year olds

Issue 258 (June 2017)
Gwyneth King considers changes removing entitlement to universal credit (UC) housing costs for some 18–21-year-olds.

The HB family premium: new claims, new problems

Issue 254 (October 2016)
Barbara Donegan describes some fine but important details regarding continuing entitlement to the family premium in housing benefit (HB).

HB and PC: new temporary absence rules

Issue 253 (August 2016)
New rules about temporary absence from Great Britain were introduced from 28 July 2016 for housing benefit (HB) and pension credit (PC). Simon Osborne describes the main points.

Housing benefit and universal credit

Issue 253 (August 2016)
David Simmons examines some of the complexities that can arise from the phased replacement of housing benefit (HB) by universal credit (UC).

DHPs – principle and practice

Issue 250 (February 2016)
Gwyneth King considers the role of discretionary housing payments (DHPs) in mitigating some of the effects of cuts contained in welfare reform measures.

‘Passporting’ to maximum housing benefit

Issue 246 (June 2015)
Simon Osborne reviews the rules under which housing benefit (HB) claimants can be ‘passported’ to maximum HB.

Overpayments and official error

Issue 242 (October 2014)
Simon Osborne reviews rules on the relationship between benefit overpayment recovery and official error, with reference to some recent decisions from the Upper Tribunal.

Residence rights and wrongs

Issue 242 (October 2014)
Henri Krishna reviews recent changes in rules about residence and benefits, concentrating on developments not already covered by articles on the 1 January 2014 changes in CPAG's Welfare Rights Bulletin 238 and the Saint Prix decision of the European Court of Justice in CPAG's Welfare Rights Bulletin 241.

Couples, caselaw and same-sex marriage

Issue 240 (June 2014)
David Simmons considers the effects of the introduction of same-sex marriage and some recent caselaw on cohabitation.