2,000 households boosted by benefit cap 'disregard'

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Published by 24publishing for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Central Government, Communities, Local Government, Universal Credit

Some 2,000 households in supported exempt accommodation will have their housing costs disregarded for the purposes of the benefit cap calculation, the Government has said. Chancellor George Osborne announced in his Autumn Statement that no one living in supported exempt accommodation would be affected by the £500-a-week cap, which kicks in from April. The Government intends to fund the change by allocating a portion of the additional discretionary housing payment (DHP) budget directly towards th...

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