Supported Housing: Benefit

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:35 pm on 20th July 2016.

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Photo of Jess Phillips Jess Phillips Labour, Birmingham, Yardley 3:35 pm, 20th July 2016

From my experience, that is a problem with the current system of housing benefit. It is much harder for people who are in employment to stay in supported accommodation, because they do not qualify for housing benefit at a higher rate. That is something that absolutely must be sorted out in any system. We are not saying that it is perfect, but that is definitely one of the problems.