Reply To: Mixed Age Couple in Supported Accommodation

Peter Barker

The circular doesn’t address that question at all as far as I can see. It’s just general info about the rules that prevent new HB claims and, in some cases, terminate existing HB awards for mixed age couples in general needs accommodation. It is silent about people in supported accommodation.

Honestly, there are NO PLAUSIBLE CIRCUMSTANCES in which a mixed age couple in specified accommodation, without entitlement to working age DWP benefit, would ever have their HB worked out under the working age HB Regs.