Presentation on theme: "LOCAL HOUSING ALLOWANCE The story so far ………….. Ann Hinder Senior Benefits Officer."— Presentation transcript:
LOCAL HOUSING ALLOWANCE The story so far ………….. Ann Hinder Senior Benefits Officer
Local Housing Allowance Rates
February 2009 rates Amount April 08 Shared room rate I bedroom rate bedroom rate bedroom rate bedroom rate bedroom rate
Current Cases 1160 customers currently being paid under Local Housing Allowance 127 cases are paid direct to Landlord under one of our policies (11%) 8 weeks rent arrears Habitual non payer Vulnerable
How do we compare to other LA’s? Name of Local Authority Percentage of direct to landlord payments Bridgend4% Cardiff22% Caerphilly9% Carmarthenshire9% Swansea10% Vale of Glam.9% Powys6%
Appeals Received 270 requests for direct payment Granted 127 requests 1 appeal waiting to be heard by the Tribunal Service A landlord can appeal against a decision not to make payment direct Must provide evidence, documentation to support the appeal.