For anyone affected by benefits changes especially Spare Room Tax

CeliaW

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Jan 29, 2009
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For those affected by the changes - especially if its the spare room issue where it might be needed to give a partner who cares or a visiting carer - a different room to sleep in, this may be of use. It is the not much mentioned Discretionary Housing Payment and this first link goes directly to the new manual on how to see if applicable/ appropriate.

Hope it helps someone

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/dhpguide.pdf

2nd link gives more detail in relation to overall situation

http://england.shelter.org.uk/get_advice/housing_benefit_and_local_housing_allowance/discretionary_housing_payments
 

lin1

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Thanks for this
I have added a couple of Tags, that may help others when searching
 
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Contrary Mary

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Hi Celia

I'm rather late in coming to this due to a busy week at "Carers", but, needless to say, this has been a topic of discussion. Thanks for the link, very useful.