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The Housing Benefit and Community Charge Benefit (Subsidy) Order 1991

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I GENERAL

    1. 1.Citation, commencement and interpretation

  3. PART II HOUSING BENEFIT SUBSIDY

    1. 2.Interpretation

    2. 3.Amount of housing benefit subsidy

    3. 4.Rebates and allowances

    4. 5.Backdated payments

    5. 6.Disproportionate rent increase

    6. 7.Treatment of high rents

    7. 8.Rent officers' determinations

    8. 9.Treatment of certain residential accommodation

    9. 10.Homeless cases

    10. 11.Overpayment of rebates or allowances

    11. 12.Addition to housing benefit subsidy

    12. 13.Deductions to be made in calculating housing benefit subsidy in respect of rebates or allowances

    13. 14.Modification of housing benefit subsidy on payments in excess of entitlement

  4. PART III COMMUNITY CHARGE BENEFIT SUBSIDY

    1. 15.Interpretation

    2. 16.Amount of community charge benefit subsidy

    3. 17.Community charge benefit

    4. 18.Backdated benefit payments

    5. 19.Excess community charge benefits

    6. 20.Addition to community charge benefit subsidy

    7. 21.Deductions to made in calculating subsidy in respect of community charge benefit

  5. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      CALCULATION OF HOUSING BENEFIT SUBSIDY IN RESPECT OF ADMINISTRATION COSTS

      1. 1.The additional sum which may be paid to an authority...

      2. 2.Housing benefit applicable amount

      3. 3.Further amount

      4. 4.Supplemantary amount

      5. 5.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (3), if the supplementary amount calculated...

      6. 6.Where the total of the supplementary amounts calculated in accordance...

      7. 7.If the supplementary amount as further calculated in accordance with...

      8. 8.Until the aggregate of the authorities' supplementary amounts calculated under...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      CALCULATION OF COMMUNITY CHARGE BENEFIT SUBSIDY IN RESPECT OF ADMINISTRATION COSTS

      1. 1.The additional sum which may be paid to an appropriate...

      2. 2.Community charge benefit applicable amount

      3. 3.(1) If, in the case of an appropriate authority in...

      4. 4.Where the total of all the housing benefit applicable amounts...

      5. 5.(1) If, in the case of the appropriate authority in...

      6. 6.Until the aggregate of the community charge benefit applicable amounts...

      7. 7.Further amount

      8. 8.Supplementary amount

      9. 9.(1) If the supplementary amount calculated in accordance with paragraph...

      10. 10.Where the total of the supplementary amounts calculated in accordance...

      11. 11.If the supplementary amount as further calcuated in accordance with...

      12. 12.Until the aggregate of the appropriate authorities' supplementary amounts calculated...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF HOUSING BENEFIT SUBSIDY PAYABLE IN RESPECT OF CERTAIN AUTHORITIES IN SCOTLAND

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      THRESHOLD ABOVE WHICH REDUCED HOUSING BENEFIT SUBSIDY IS PAYABLE ON RENT ALLOWANCES

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      RENT OFFICERS' DETERMINATIONS

      1. 1.Calculation of the appropriate amount

      2. 2.Rent officer’s reasonable market rent determination

      3. 3.Subject to paragraph 7, where the rent officer determines a...

      4. 4.Rent officer’s reasonable market rent and size determination

      5. 5.Modification where determination is made as to size

      6. 6.This paragraph applies where an authority has not considered it...

      7. 7.Modification where rent is inclusive of domestic rates

      8. 8.Failure to apply for a rent officer determination

      9. 9.Relevant date

      10. 10.Termination date

      11. 11.Apportionment

      12. 12.Interpretation

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      AMOUNT BY REFERENCE TO WHICH APPROPRIATE MAXIMUM AMOUNT IS DETERMINED

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      PRESCRIBED CASELOAD FIGURES

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      PRESCRIBED FIGURES FOR THE CALCULATION OF THE APPLICABLE AMOUNT

    9. SCHEDULE 9

      AREA COST ADJUSTMENT FIGURES

    10. SCHEDULE 10

      PRESCRIBED FIGURES FOR THE CALCULATION OF THE FURTHER AND SUPPLEMENTARY AMOUNTS

  6. Explanatory Note

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