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The Social Security (Use of Information for Housing Benefit and Welfare Services Purposes) Regulations 2008

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Using purposes relating to housing benefit

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5.—(1) This regulation prescribes meanings of “prescribed purpose” for which benefit or welfare services information may be used (“using purposes”) by—

(a)the relevant person in relation to whom regulation 4 applies; or

(b)another relevant person to whom the benefit or welfare services information has been provided.

(2) The using purposes are purposes relating to housing benefit connected with applying any of the following regulations—

(a)regulation 13C(5) of the Housing Benefit Regulations(1) (when a maximum rent (LHA) is to be determined);

(b)regulation 96(3) and (3A)(b)(i) or (ii) of the Housing Benefit Regulations(2) (circumstances in which payment may be made to a landlord), if a relevant authority is considering making direct payments in accordance with regulation 96(3A)(b)(i) or (ii);

(c)regulation 13C(5) of the Housing Benefit (State Pension Credit) Regulations(3) (when a maximum rent (LHA) is to be determined);

(d)regulation 77(3) and (3A)(b)(i) or (ii) of the Housing Benefit (State Pension Credit) Regulations(4) (circumstances in which payment may be made to a landlord), if a relevant authority is considering making direct payments in accordance with regulation 77(3A)(b)(i) or (ii).

(1)

Regulation 13C was inserted by S.I. 2007/2868.

(2)

In regulation 96, paragraph (3) was amended and paragraph (3A) was inserted by S.I. 2007/2868.

(3)

Regulation 13C was inserted by S.I. 2007/2869.

(4)

In regulation 77, paragraph (3) was amended and paragraph (3A) was inserted by S.I. 2007/2869.

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