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    What nukecad says but, minor point,

    Quote Originally Posted by nukecad View Post
    ....If it is HB then he will only get the LHA for your particular council. ........
    he will only get something UP TO the relevant LHA rate, depending on other income and savings: There's about a million working people getting some HB, usually not the full amount.
    I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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    Quote Originally Posted by theartfullodger View Post
    he will only get something UP TO the relevant LHA rate, ..... usually not the full amount.
    Yes I was simplifying,

    My local LHA rate is £63.25 weekly for my circumstances, but I only claim £60.00 because that is what my current rent is.

    If it was more than £63.25 I would have to make up the difference.
    As it's lower then I don't get to keep the £3.25 difference. LOL.

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    Unless he makes a full recovery from his condition, then he will always receive DLA.

    So it's pretty less risky than other benefits renters.

    Though I'm biased, since I am on LHA and I'm not a layabout or dosser, nor will seek to mash up a property. I know the bias against DSS is logical somewhat but then it doesn't make sense overall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by co999 View Post
    Unless he makes a full recovery from his condition, then he will always receive DLA........
    Doubt it: OP stated
    I'm thinking of offering my flat to a tenant who has been told, it seems, that because he's on DLA (care middle rate, mobility lower), he'll get an enhanced rate of housing benefit for his age (27) of £407 per month....
    Whereas Mother T states at
    https://www.gov.uk/dla-disability-li...nefit/overview
    If you were born after 8 April 1948 and you’re already claiming, you’ll continue to get DLA until the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) writes to tell you when your DLA will end and invites you to apply for Personal Independence Payment (PIP).
    So he'll be offered PiP at some point, almost certainly at a reduced rate...possibly a reduced rate of £0. (See e.g. such stories as..http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...-a7598391.html

    And with the continuing welfare cut-backs, not to mention post-leaving-EU slump, the prospects for all benefits being reduced is high...
    I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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