To be eligible for Housing Benefit the claimant must be liable for payments on the home where they live.
This raises questions around:
- What type of payments are eligible - and it's not just traditional 'rent';
- Liability - some people can be treated as liable; and
- Occupation - some people can be treated as occupying their home whilst they are away.
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NOTE: Many people are not able to make a new claim Housing Benefit and need to make a claim for Universal Credit instead - click here for more details.