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    • acooper95
    • By acooper95 20th Mar 17, 10:10 PM
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    HB / PIP / under 35 shared accommodation rate vs 1 bed LHA rate
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    HB / PIP / under 35 shared accommodation rate vs 1 bed LHA rate 20th Mar 17 at 10:10 PM
    Hi all,

    My son within the last week has been awarded standard rates of PIP (Both rates) and Severe Disability Premium. He also claims income bases ESA and is in the support group.

    Will he now be eligible for the 1 bed rate instead of the shared?

    I called up the council this morning and informed them of the PIP award and was told he gets the maximum amount already (Shared) and won't get any more?
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    • Housing Benefit Officer
    • By Housing Benefit Officer 21st Mar 17, 7:06 PM
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    Is he in a 1 bedroom self contained property? Or is he in shared property?
    These are my own views and you should seek advice from your local Benefits Department or CAB.
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    • By Housing Benefit Officer 21st Mar 17, 8:05 PM
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    Should get the 1 bedroom rate.

    If he needs an overnight carer then he will get the 2 bedroom rate.

    They have made the wrong decision - ask for reconsideration quoting the regulations.

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    https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/324708/lha-guidance-manual.pdf

    Nobody claims carers allowance to look after him do they?
    These are my own views and you should seek advice from your local Benefits Department or CAB.
    • acooper95
    • By acooper95 21st Mar 17, 10:58 PM
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    • 21st Mar 17, 10:58 PM
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    • 21st Mar 17, 10:58 PM
    Should get the 1 bedroom rate.

    If he needs an overnight carer then he will get the 2 bedroom rate.

    They have made the wrong decision - ask for reconsideration quoting the regulations.

    2.080

    https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/324708/lha-guidance-manual.pdf

    Nobody claims carers allowance to look after him do they?
    Originally posted by Housing Benefit Officer
    All sorted now, thanks! CAB and Shelter literally had no idea. Pretty poor to be honest.

    He's in a 2 bed house on his own. But today been given 1 bed rate. Good news.
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