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93664
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star this property date less than 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing Benefit remove filter
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the effect of a claimant becoming self-employed is on awards of housing benefit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vauxhall more like this
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Kate Hoey remove filter
star this property uin 210726 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
star this property answer text <p>The effect of starting self-employment on Housing Benefit will depend on the local authority’s assessment of the claimant’s income, or likely level of income, from the self-employment.</p><p> </p><p>Guidance on how to assess self-employed income is in Chapter BW2 of the Housing Benefit Guidance Manual, specifically in paragraphs W2.310 onwards. A link is provided below.</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/236962/hbgm-bw2-assessment-of-income.pdf" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/236962/hbgm-bw2-assessment-of-income.pdf</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-10-20T15:33:40.9122198Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-20T15:33:40.9122198Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kate Hoey more like this
93665
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing Benefit remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether it is his Department's policy that an award of housing benefit should be suspended when Permitted Work is reported as a change of circumstance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vauxhall more like this
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Kate Hoey remove filter
star this property uin 210727 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
star this property answer text <p>Guidance to local authorities on permitted work and how it affects Housing Benefit is provided in the Housing Benefit Guidance Manual, Chapter BW2, specifically paragraphs W2.141 and following. A link is provided below.</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/236962/hbgm-bw2-assessment-of-income.pdf" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/236962/hbgm-bw2-assessment-of-income.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>There is no specific suspension rule relating to permitted work cases. Decision makers have general powers to suspend any payment of Housing Benefit, in whole or part, when there is an issue about whether the conditions for entitlement are or were fulfilled, or a question arises about whether a decision to award HB should be revised or superseded. This might be exercised where, for example, the decision maker needs further information from the claimant in order accurately to assess Housing Benefit entitlement. It is not an obligatory power; the decision maker may decide whether or not to suspend, based on the circumstances of the case. Guidance is in the Housing Benefit Guidance Manual, Chapter C8. A link is provided below.</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/236976/hbgm-c8-suspension-and-termination.pdf" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/236976/hbgm-c8-suspension-and-termination.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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210724 more like this
210725 more like this
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less than 2014-10-20T15:22:29.3090187Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-20T15:22:29.3090187Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kate Hoey more like this
93666
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing Benefit remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the time limit is for local authority decisions on determining reported changes of circumstances. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vauxhall more like this
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Kate Hoey remove filter
star this property uin 210728 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
star this property answer text <p /> <p>There is no time limit set by Central Government for this. The latest published data for average Speed of Processing for change of circumstances for 2013/14 is 9 days.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-10-20T13:47:21.3570039Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-20T13:47:21.3570039Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kate Hoey more like this
93667
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing Benefit remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, under what circumstances local authorities are permitted to suspend housing benefit payments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vauxhall more like this
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Kate Hoey remove filter
star this property uin 210724 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
star this property answer text <p>Guidance to local authorities on permitted work and how it affects Housing Benefit is provided in the Housing Benefit Guidance Manual, Chapter BW2, specifically paragraphs W2.141 and following. A link is provided below.</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/236962/hbgm-bw2-assessment-of-income.pdf" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/236962/hbgm-bw2-assessment-of-income.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>There is no specific suspension rule relating to permitted work cases. Decision makers have general powers to suspend any payment of Housing Benefit, in whole or part, when there is an issue about whether the conditions for entitlement are or were fulfilled, or a question arises about whether a decision to award HB should be revised or superseded. This might be exercised where, for example, the decision maker needs further information from the claimant in order accurately to assess Housing Benefit entitlement. It is not an obligatory power; the decision maker may decide whether or not to suspend, based on the circumstances of the case. Guidance is in the Housing Benefit Guidance Manual, Chapter C8. A link is provided below.</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/236976/hbgm-c8-suspension-and-termination.pdf" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/236976/hbgm-c8-suspension-and-termination.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
210725 more like this
210727 more like this
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less than 2014-10-20T15:22:29.1189961Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-20T15:22:29.1189961Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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210
unstar this property label Biography information for Kate Hoey more like this
93668
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing Benefit remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance his Department gives to local authorities on steps to take when a claimant of housing benefit who retains an award of employment and support allowance reports a change of circumstance in the form of Permitted Work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vauxhall more like this
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Kate Hoey remove filter
star this property uin 210725 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
star this property answer text <p>Guidance to local authorities on permitted work and how it affects Housing Benefit is provided in the Housing Benefit Guidance Manual, Chapter BW2, specifically paragraphs W2.141 and following. A link is provided below.</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/236962/hbgm-bw2-assessment-of-income.pdf" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/236962/hbgm-bw2-assessment-of-income.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>There is no specific suspension rule relating to permitted work cases. Decision makers have general powers to suspend any payment of Housing Benefit, in whole or part, when there is an issue about whether the conditions for entitlement are or were fulfilled, or a question arises about whether a decision to award HB should be revised or superseded. This might be exercised where, for example, the decision maker needs further information from the claimant in order accurately to assess Housing Benefit entitlement. It is not an obligatory power; the decision maker may decide whether or not to suspend, based on the circumstances of the case. Guidance is in the Housing Benefit Guidance Manual, Chapter C8. A link is provided below.</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/236976/hbgm-c8-suspension-and-termination.pdf" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/236976/hbgm-c8-suspension-and-termination.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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210724 more like this
210727 more like this
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less than 2014-10-20T15:22:29.2152108Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-20T15:22:29.2152108Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kate Hoey more like this
93669
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing Benefit remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether housing benefit claimants who have become self employed must use a self employment declaration form, as the means of reporting that information. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vauxhall more like this
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Kate Hoey remove filter
star this property uin 210729 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Whilst it is for the DWP to set Housing Benefit policy, local authorities have a statutory duty to undertake day-to-day administration and pay claimants.</p><p> </p><p>It would be for local authorities to determine how they obtain the information they need from claimants who undertake permitted work on a self-employed basis or who have started self-employment.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 210730 more like this
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less than 2014-10-21T13:18:21.5299689Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T13:18:21.5299689Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kate Hoey more like this
93670
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing Benefit remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether a housing benefit claimant who undertakes permitted work on a self-employment basis is required to complete a self employment declaration form. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vauxhall more like this
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Kate Hoey remove filter
star this property uin 210730 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
star this property answer text <p>Whilst it is for the DWP to set Housing Benefit policy, local authorities have a statutory duty to undertake day-to-day administration and pay claimants.</p><p> </p><p>It would be for local authorities to determine how they obtain the information they need from claimants who undertake permitted work on a self-employed basis or who have started self-employment.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 210729 more like this
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less than 2014-10-21T13:18:21.6224455Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T13:18:21.6224455Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kate Hoey more like this
93671
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing Benefit remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, who is responsible for repaying an overpayment of housing benefit in cases where the local authority makes that payment direct to a landlord. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vauxhall more like this
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Kate Hoey remove filter
star this property uin 210731 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Responsibility for recovery of Housing Benefit overpayments lies with the Local Authority who paid the Housing Benefit and now seek to recover it. They will make the decision firstly on whether it is an overpayment and secondly whether it is recoverable and from whom it is recoverable.</p><p> </p><p>The legislation provides for instances of recovery of housing benefit overpayments direct from the landlord where it has been paid to the landlord as long as the overpayment is recoverable and the Local Authority has decided to recover it.</p><p> </p><p>However, if the overpayment arose as a result of a misrepresentation or a failure to disclose a material fact by the tenant, or an appointee, then it can only be recovered from the person who misrepresented or failed to disclose i.e. the tenant or the appointee. The legislation also covers a number of other instances where recovery could not be sought from the landlord.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2014-10-21T11:43:59.0893733Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T11:43:59.0893733Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kate Hoey more like this