Reply To: UC Housing Costs / Womens Refuge

Peter Barker

Lydia: it’s not being in exempt/specified/temp accommodation per se that means income is disregarded. It’s the fact that the claimant is on any DWP “passport” benefit, of which UC is one – no different from being on ESA(ir) etc … except of course that the only way a UC claimant would be on HB at all is if they are in specified/temp/exempt acc.

The legal reference is the one that Jon referred to earlier in the thread – income and capital disregards in Schedules 4, 5 and 6.