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Claims and Payments: Who can claim - Not excluded
Some people, who would otherwise be eligible for HB, cannot claim because they are specifically excluded by the HB regulations.

The broad categories are listed below - click on the links to find out more.

If the claimant can't claim HB because they fit into one of the categories, and they are part of a couple, then it is worth considering whether their partner could claim instead.


People from Abroad

Complex rules govern which People From Abroad can claim and which can't.

Full Time Students

Which full time students can claim HB?

Care leavers

Special rules for certain care leavers.

Taking Advantage

Who would be seen to be 'taking advantage' of the HB scheme?

Previously Owner

What if the claimant previously owned the property.

On Universal Credit

What if the claimant is on Universal Credit?