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The Housing Benefit Regulations 2006

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77.  A claimant’s entitlement to housing benefit shall cease at the end of the benefit week in which entitlement to income support or income-based jobseeker’s allowance ceases where—

(a)the claimant or his partner was entitled to and in receipt of income support or an income-based jobseeker’s allowance or that claimant and his partner were entitled to and in receipt of a joint-claim jobseeker’s allowance and that entitlement has ceased;

(b)that entitlement to income support or income-based jobseeker’s allowance has ceased by reason of the claimant or his partner—

(i)commencing employment as an employed or self-employed earner; or

(ii)increasing their earnings from such employment; or

(iii)increasing the number of hours worked in such employment;

(c)the claimant had been entitled to and in receipt of income support or jobseeker’s allowance for a continuous period of at least 26 weeks before the day on which his entitlement to income support or income-based jobseeker’s allowance ceased, and for the purposes of this sub-paragraph—

(i)a claimant satisfies the conditions of this sub-paragraph if he has been entitled to and in receipt of a combination of income support and a jobseeker’s allowance for at least 26 weeks;

(ii)the claimant shall be treated as having been entitled to and in receipt of income support or a jobseeker’s allowance during any period of less than 5 weeks in respect of which he was not entitled to either of those because, as a consequence of his participation in an employment zone program, he was engaged in remunerative work;

(iii)references to the claimant include references to his partner;

(iv)a reference to the claimant being entitled to and in receipt of a jobseeker’s allowance shall include a reference to the claimant and his partner being entitled to and in receipt of a joint-claim jobseeker’s allowance; and

(d)that work, increase in earnings or, as the case may be, increase in hours is expected to last at least 5 weeks or more.

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