Updated March 2013
This section contains the information that LAs need to refer to when processing claims and administering Housing Benefit (HB), including the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) arrangements.
This section includes many references to CTB as this welfare benefit was delivered by LAs alongside HB through to March 2013. In April 2013 CTB was replaced by LAs’ own council tax support/reduction schemes, removing DWP’s involvement and, consequently, they are not covered by this site. Readers will need to consider references to CTB on this site in the light of this information, as it is not possible or appropriate, to remove/amend all the references to CTB it contains.
This part of the site is made up of the following sections and sub-sections:
- Removal of the Housing Benefit spare room subsidy
- Operational manuals
- Claims guidance
- Local Housing Allowance (LHA)
- Closer working with DWP
- Local Authority Data Share (LADS) Programme