Housing Benefit: Travelling People
Communities and Local Government
Bob Neill (- Shadow Minister (Local Government and Planning) (Also Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party), Communities and Local Government; Bromley and Chislehurst, Conservative)
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether Travellers are eligible for housing benefit under the local housing allowance scheme when residing on sites which do not have planning permission.
Helen Goodman (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions; Bishop Auckland, Labour)
I have been asked to reply.
Entitlement to housing benefit relies on a person being liable for rent on their home. Those who live in caravans or mobile homes do not have their housing benefit worked out based on the local housing allowance rules.