Reply To: landlord charges more for meals than the standard meals rate


Did you mean reg 12(1)(e) and 12(8)? These are service charges that are paid as a condition of occupying the property as a home. A person can occupy a property as their home without meals being provided or actually eaten.
Do you think it was the policy intention to have an eligible/ineligible approach as suggested above. Why you the DWP say something is eligible and then make specific reference to it being ineligible?
Also, why would a charge that is more than double the recommended deduction not be considered excessive – Is that an opinion based on research, statistics or reports relating to costs?