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Housing Related

UC and DHPs:

UC DHP1: When DHP refused due to APA managed payment being in place which does not cover full eligible rent

UC DHP2: Request for DHP award to be at least equal to the APA managed payment that was in place

UC DHP3: Request to reinstate APA managed payment as no DHP awarded

HB Overpayments caused by UC award:

LOP13: Landlord request not to recover a HB overpayment caused by overlapping award of Universal Credit from them

Claims and Housing Costs:

UC HCE1: Letter challenging refusal to include service charge as eligible in housing costs element

UC HCE2: Letter from landlord explaining why 'old' tenancy agreement is valid

UC HCE3: Request for whole rent to be covered where joint tenant left the property

UC HCE4: Request to be treated as liable for the rent

UC HCE5: Request to reconsider refusal to be treated as liable for the rent

UC HCE6: Request for UC to cover "permission to occupy" charge

UC HCE7: Request to reconsider refusal to pay housing cost element for "permission to occupy" or "use and occupation" charge

UC CP20: Landlord's verification of housing costs for Universal Credit

UC HM1: Letter requesting Housing Costs element be included from start claim where tenant answered 'no' to question' do you pay rent'

Specified Accommodation:

UC SP1 Request Housing Cost Element as not specified accommodation

UC SP2 Informing DWP asked LA to determine if specified accommodation

Occupying the Home:

UC OH1: Request to be treated as occupying 2 homes where fleeing violence

UC OH2: Request to reconsider refusal of being treated as occupying 2 homes where fleeing violence

UC OH3: Request to be treated as occupying normal home where fleeing violence

UC OH4: Request to reconsider refusal to be treated as occupying normal home where fleeing violence

UC OH5: Request to be treated as occupying 2 homes - delay moving in due to awaiting disabled adaptations

UC OH6: Request to reconsider refusal of being treated as occupying 2 homes when delay moving due to awaiting disabled adaptations

UC OH7: Request to be treated as occupying a property prior to moving in where delay due to awaiting disabled adaptations

UC OH8: Request to reconsider refusal of being treated as occupying property prior to moving in where delay due to awaiting disabled adaptations

UC OH9: Request for housing costs element to continue whilst temporarily away from home in UK

UC OH10: Request to reconsider decision not to include housing costs element whilst temporarily away from home in UK

UC OH11: Request for housing costs element to continue whilst temporarily away from home on remand

UC OH12: Request to reconsider decision not to include housing costs element whilst temporarily away from home on remand

UC OH13: Request for housing costs element to continue whilst temporarily away from home in prison

UC OH14: Request to reconsider decision not to include housing costs element whilst temporarily away from home in prison

UC OH17: Request to continue to pay Universal Credit whilst abroad for less than a month

UC OH18: Request to reconsider decision not to pay Universal Credit whilst abroad for less than a month

UC OH19: Request to continue to pay Universal Credit whilst abroad for more than a month due to special circumstances

UC OH20: Request to reconsider decision not to pay Universal Credit whilst abroad for more than a month due to special circumstances
  

 

How Much

Bedroom Tax / Size criteria:

UC BT1: Reconsideration size criteria - overnight carer needs bedroom

UC BT2: Reconsideration size criteria - joint tenancy non-couple - excluded from size criteria

UC BT3: Reconsideration size criteria - needs of a severely disabled child

UC BT4: Reconsideration size criteria - carer of family member & DHP refused

UC BT6: Reconsideration size criteria - death run-on

UC BT7 Reconsideration size criteria - access of child would cease if no bedroom

UC BT8 Reconsideration size criteria - changed use of room due to disability needs

UC BT9 Reconsideration size criteria - couple need separate bedrooms due to medical need and DHP refused

UC BT10 Reconsideration of size criteria - Bedroom for student studying away from home

Non-dependant deductions:

UC HC1: Request to retrospectively remove non-dep deduction when PIP daily living awarded to tenant / partner

UC HC2: Letter from tenant - non-dependant only staying on a temporary basis so not their normal home
(be aware that whilst a non-dependant is classed as living in the property as their normal home they will be allocated a bed under the size criteria rules ie for the Bedroom Tax and LHA).


UC HC3: Request to remove non-dependant deduction when non-dependant moved out but no forwarding address
  

 






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