- Claimants living in various types of supported housing can receive help with their rent and service charges through Housing Benefit - including some tenants who are claiming Universal Credit: click here.
- Special rules exist for those claimants classed as living in: 'exempt accommodation', 'specified accommodation', and 'hostels'.
- Rents in supported housing tend to be higher than in general let properties and a HB Office can decide to restrict the rent - although there are protective rules for claimants living in 'exempt accommodation'.
- Service charges can be an issue - the HB Office can deem them ineligible or excessive - and where an Intensive Housing Management charge is made you will find that some HB Offices will cover it whilst others may not.
Click on the links below for more information.