Housing Benefit: Young People

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 4th July 2012.

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Photo of Margaret Ritchie Margaret Ritchie Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his policy is on the removal of housing benefit for those under 25 years of age.

Photo of Steve Webb Steve Webb The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Those under 25 years of age are subject to the same housing benefit qualifying conditions as those aged 25 and over. There are currently no plans to change this policy but, like all aspect of the welfare system, this remains under review.

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