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10 April, 2014

New regulations on housing benefit for refuge residents

As flagged up in WWA’s newsletters, changes to Housing Benefit rules for refuge residents (previously defined as ‘exempt accommodation’) have now been published.

They include a broader definition that should include most refuge services. This is good news and represents the results of more than eighteen months work for Welsh Women’s Aid and its members which has included liaison with other supported housing stakeholders, letters and meetings with the Department for Work and Pensions, and written evidence to the Work and Pensions Select Committee.

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