Care Leaver aged 19

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    We have query from our leaving care team. They have a 19 year old who has been placed in 2 different Housing Association properties but has been evicted from both. He has currently been placed in B & B by our Housing Options Team but this is only for one week as they are classing him as intentionally homeless.
    The leaving care team are suggesting they enter into a tenancy agreement with the landlord of the B & B he is currently in, and then re-charge him the rent. If they have taken on the rent liability, can he claim housing benefit. Would he be treated as sub-letting from the leaving care team. He stopped being the responsibility of the leaving care team when he reached 18 but they are still working with him due to his problems.

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