Housing Systems: Combating poverty and sustaining tenancies.

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

UC HM2: MR - refusing to include Child Element until Child Benefit in payment

UC HM3: Income received in waiting days not to be included

UC HM4: MR- date income received in MAP Sept 17

UC HM5: MR- paid earnings on a non banking day

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: Discontinued

UC BT5: Reconsideration size criteria - room too small / wrong size / other factors

UC BT6: Reconsideration size criteria - death run-on   

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

UC BT8 Discontinued

UC BT9 Reconsideration size criteria - couple need separate bedrooms due to disability

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

UC BT11 Request for appeal of size criteria as bedrooms cannot accommodate category of occupier

Benefit Cap

UC BC1: Request for appeal of benefit cap- lone parent with child under 2

Non-dependant deductions

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

UC HC2: Letter from claimant - 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 

UC HC4: Request to remove Housing Costs Contribution as non-dependant 'normally resides' with other joint tenant

LCW Letters
UC LCW1: MR - date 'relevant period' should start

UC LCW1A: MR - date LCWRA should start when terminally ill

UC LCW2: MR - good cause for missing deadline to return UC50

UC LCW3: MR - good cause for not attending WCA medical

UC LCW4: MR - fit for work decision

UC LCW5: Request for income to be set to award 1p whilst being assessed for LCW

UC LCW6: MR - claimant not referred for WCA as previously found fit but relevant change in health

UC LCW7: Request for compensation where payment of LCW/LCWRA delayed

UC LCW8: Request for Work Capability Assessment

UC LCW9: Request for WCA as previous request appears to have been ignored

UC LCW10: MR - found to have LCW but should be LCWRA

UC LCW11: Request for UC award to include LCW/LCWRA Element when transferred from 'old-style' ESA which had component

UC LCW12: Request for UC award to include LCW/LCWRA Element when in receipt of 'New-Style' ESA with component

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