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Housing Benefits

Requested on
Wed 23rd July, 2014
Reference
FOI 4721
Resolution
Information provided

Question

What law allows a council to stop payments of housing benefit when a person faces sanctions to their benefits e.g. JSA or ESA?

Answer

The only sanction that stop Housing Benefit is the one strike fraud sanctions. Sanctioning JSA or ESA does stop Housing Benefit, providing the Local Authority is advised correctly it is a sanction. 

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