Reply To: A name for the extra £15


Sean – have you forgotten that “new customers only” will potentially be entitled to the £15? That is quite unique in the HB scheme. Will existing claimants (and their landlords) want to know why THEY are not getting the extra cash? We will see.

Incidentally, the “bonus” can be £15 plus by comparison with the current scheme. As standard services are not deducted for LHA if you live in the type of (probably sub-standard) accommodation that will attract the full bonus, you may well be benefit from that too – i.e.

two sharers pay £50 each, the LHA is £70. Claimant A is subject to the existing rules and gets £50 less deductions for services. Claimant B is an LHA claim and gets the full £50 plus the £15.