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LOCAL HOUSING ALLOWANCE The story so far ………….. Ann Hinder Senior Benefits Officer.

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1 LOCAL HOUSING ALLOWANCE The story so far ………….. Ann Hinder Senior Benefits Officer

2 Local Housing Allowance Rates

3 February 2009 rates Amount April 08 Shared room rate I bedroom rate bedroom rate bedroom rate bedroom rate bedroom rate

4 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

5 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%

6 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.

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