Dwp backdating rules
Universal Credit See the separate section on Universal Credit.
Extra help with childcare From 1 September 2017, the Government will be extending the free childcare entitlement for working parents of 3 and 4 year old children, to 30 hours per week for 38 weeks per year.
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The date your claim will start depends on how and when you claim Housing Benefit.
The size rules are the same as for tenants renting in the private sector.
Where a tenant has one or more "spare" bedrooms (ie more than are needed, according to the size rules) there will be a weekly reduction in housing benefit.
To continue to get housing benefit whilst away from home, you must not be absent from your home for more than four weeks if you are outside of Great Britain.
Spare Room Subsidy Housing benefit claimants who live in a property rented from the Council or a Housing Association, are subject to rules about the size of their home when their housing benefit is worked out.From the 7 November 2016 the weekly cap is: The government has also stated that households are exempt from the cap if anyone gets Carers Allowance or Guardians Allowance or live in supported accommodation.The DWP will be contacting anyone who will be affected by the cap.Removal of Work Related Activity Component (WRAC) in new claims for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)New claims for ESA from 1 April 2017 will no longer get the WRAC in their ESA payment.
Limit to two children in Child Tax Credit In most cases, from 6 April 2017, Child Tax Credit will not be paid for a third or more child for new claims or entitlements.From April 2013 the Government announced that working age tenants of registered social landlords or Housing Associations would have their Housing Benefit reduced if they have one or more spare bedrooms.