SSAC consults on regulations removing entitlement to housing benefit for EEA jobseeker’s allowance claimants

Formal consultation and a call for evidence: The Housing Benefit (Habitual Residence) Amendment Regulations 2014


The above regulations, which had been made on 5 March and laid in Parliament using urgency procedures were presented to the Committee for scrutiny on 2 April. As part of our consideration of them, we have decided toconsult on the regulations as we consider it will be beneficial to gather information about the potential impacts on particular groups and geographical areas, and to identify any potential unintended consequences that may havebeen introduced by this legislation.