Reply To: UC, exempt accom and working


A person in receipt of UC and living in exempt style accommodation that can still be paid by housing benefit is passported in full. There is no deduction even if the person is in employment. This was a temporary “fix” that will last until 2019 it seems. Yes it means the claimant can be much better off….lucky them you might think….but do remember that it was only a short term gain to allow dwp to roll out UC by, erm, 2015. Your IT provider are quite correct.

Reading the above post, it would appear that this was meant to be a short term thing
Do you know if this was ever update/changed as I have claimant in SA with UC/UCAIF with excess weekly income of £141.07 and Northgate is awarding full HB and treating as passported.