Reply To: ‘Old Scheme’ Rent Allowance Claims


Hi Susan,

I assume your tenacy starts between 15/01/1989 and 01/01/1996 and therefore comes under the de-regulated old scheme rules.

Based on these rules the LA decided the level of eligible rent based on the suitable alternative accommodation as defined in the “Old Reg 11”.

Once this eligible rent was decided the rent was referred to the RO who would advise the LA of the level of subsidy the LA would be re-imbursed for HB expenditure. (Any excess between the eligible rent set by the LA and the RO determination is payable by the LA).

So basically as Mark P stated the rent does need referring 8)