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South Liverpool Homes


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Publication - Information Leaflets

News, views, comments and information for landlords and tenants on housing benefits and other welfare benefits

Social Landlord Support Pack

01 August, 2016

Getting social tenants ready for direct payment of housing costs

Benefit Rates 2016-17

01 April, 2016

The benefit rates for 2016 to 2017

Buy to Let Index

21 August, 2015

July 2015

Benefit Rates 2015-16

01 April, 2015

The benefit rates for 2015 to 2016

Bedroom Tax Toolkit

20 February, 2014

Coast and Country Housing Association Bedroom Tax appeal toolkit

Universal Credit rollout

18 November, 2013

Further details of the rollout schedule are now available with Rugby and Inverness the next areas to take Universal Credit claims from 25 November

Testing DWP's assessment of the impact of the social rented sector size criterion on Housing Benefit costs and other factors

15 October, 2013

Research questions bedroom tax's ability to make savings - The government may have significantly over-estimated the savings likely to be generated by the bedroom tax

The inns and outs of inventories

10 September, 2013

A free guide for landlords, agents and tenants

Discretionary Housing Payments: your rights explained

04 September, 2013

Disability Rights UK Factsheet

Universal credit fears revealed through Citizens Advice survey

08 July, 2013

Survey conducted by charity suggests 90% of benefit claimants will be unprepared for new single payment benefits scheme

Lone parents receiving Jobseeker's Allowance: claimant count

29 May, 2013

A breakdown of the headline count to show recipient numbers at the end of May 2013, following the roll out of Lone Parent Obligations

Credit Crunched

15 May, 2013

Report by the Consumer Finance Association

CLG pulls out of mobility scheme

26 April, 2013

The Communities and Local Government department has decided not to fund a new national mobility scheme for social housing tenants

Impact of Welfare Reform on Social Landlords in the South-West

28 March, 2013

A new study has revealed that 56 percent of housing associations and almost 30 percent of councils are worried that their tenants still know hardly anything about the welfare changes

The Personal Independence Payment (PIP) toolkit for support organisations

12 March, 2013

DWP Toolkit - information to individuals and organisations that support DLA claimants. It equips you to offer advice on PIP or direct claimants to other sources of help

New bedroom tax figures show local impact

05 March, 2013

New figures estimating the numbers of people hit by the bedroom tax at constituency level have been released by the National Housing Federation

Rent arrears could rocket over 50% under new welfare plans

24 January, 2013

A million people living in social housing could struggle with their rent and end up in debt as a result of the Government's welfare shakeup, warns the NHF

The Financial Implications of Welfare Reform for Social Housing Landlords

04 December, 2012

The viability of dozens of housing associations is at risk from the financial impact of welfare reform - report from PHHS

Government claim that universal credit will always make work pay for single parents is at risk of failure, new research shows

13 November, 2012

Universal credit will fail to provide all working single parent families with a route out of poverty, and act as a disincentive to work longer hours for some

Universal credit

05 October, 2012

Child poverty action group (CPAG) guidance

Fortnightly payments to stay under universal credit

11 September, 2012

Benefits will continue to be paid fortnightly under the government's welfare reforms if recipients are unable to manage monthly budgeting

Frequently Asked Questions - Welfare Reform

30 August, 2012

Policy and practice officer, David Pipe, gives you the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about tenancy reform

LIN Press release - DWP model documents

01 August, 2012

Support for Housing Benefit claimants to meet any rent shortfall - model documents

Social Security Advisory Committee's call for evidence on the Universal Credit regulations

01 August, 2012

Crisis response to the SSAC consultation on Universal Credit

Social Security Advisory Committee's call for evidence on the Universal Credit regulations

31 July, 2012

NHF response to the SSAC: Universal Credit and related regulations

Social Security Advisory Committee's call for evidence on the Universal Credit regulations

31 July, 2012

CIH response response to the SSAC: Universal Credit and related regulations

LIN press release - HB Direct and Service charges

24 July, 2012

Information on Housing Benefit Direct and Service Charges under Universal Credit

DWP to close bedroom tax loophole

12 July, 2012

The Department for Work and Pensions has pledged to close a loophole which would have inadvertently exempted long-term housing association tenants from the bedroom tax

Benefits Rates Card

09 May, 2012

From April 2012 - 2013

New Housing Benefit Regulations (Under-occupation)

30 April, 2012

Read how the draft regulations which govern how the size criteria, also known as the bedroom tax, will be applied. Explanatory cover note by DWP

New Housing Benefit Regulations (Under-occupation)

30 April, 2012

Read the draft regulations

Tax Credit: Not working with children

05 April, 2012

Entitlement Table

Working Tax Credit - Detail

05 April, 2012

Entitlement table

Tax credit - working under 16 hours with children

05 April, 2012

Entitlement table

Tax credit - with a disability

05 April, 2012

Entitlement table

Tax credit - aged over 25 and no disability

05 April, 2012

Entitlement Table

What to expect from your Work Capability Assessment

26 January, 2012

From the Disability Alliance

Personal Independence Payment

05 December, 2011

Frequently asked questions - December 2011

Discretionary Housing Payments data 2010/11

13 September, 2011

Discretionary Housing Payments data for the year 2010/11 by local authority, their allocation and the proportion actually used by the LA

Top tips for landlords: Assured shorthold tenancies

03 September, 2011

These tips are for landlords who have let or who intend to let a property on an assured shorthold tenancy

Top tips for tenants: Assured shorthold tenancies

03 September, 2011

These tips are for people who are or who are thinking of becoming an assured shorthold tenant

Students and Council Tax

27 June, 2011

Frequently asked questions

Non-Dependent Deductions

24 May, 2011

Period: 2011/12

Direct payment of Housing Benefit to a landlord April 2011

24 May, 2011

New Guidance on Direct Payments where the Landlord is prepared to reduce the rent

Tax Credit: You don't work but have children

24 May, 2011

Entitlement Table

Tax Credit: You work but have no children

24 May, 2011

Entitlement Table

Tax Credit: Working with a disability

24 May, 2011

Entitlement Table

Disclosure Consent Form

24 May, 2011

Form authorising a landlord to discuss a tenants claim for HB with the housing benefit department

Local Housing Allowance

20 April, 2011

Guidance manual

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