What is HOUSING BENEFIT? What does HOUSING BENEFIT mean? HOUSING BENEFIT meaning - HOUSING BENEFIT definition - HOUSING BENEFIT explanation.
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Housing Benefit is a means tested social security benefit in the United Kingdom that is intended to help meet housing costs for rented accommodation. It is the second biggest item in the Department for Work and Pensions' budget after the state pension, totalling L23.8 billion in 2013–14.
The primary legislation governing Housing Benefit is the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992. Operationally, the governing regulations are statutory instruments arising from that Act. It is governed by one of two sets of regulations.
For working age claimants it is governed by the "Housing Benefit Regulations 2006", but for those who have r...