Disability Living Allowance

Alan Malzard made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Adur District Council

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

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Dear Adur District Council,

Do you take into account Disability Living Allowance when
calculating Bedroom Tax.

Yours faithfully,

Alan Malzard

Information.officer, Adur District Council

Dear Mr Malzard,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request.

Your request is being dealt with and we aim to reply to you within 20 working days. If we are not able to provide the information, we will tell you why.

Yours sincerely,

Michaela Sauerteig –Information Co-ordinator, Corporate and Cultural Services | Adur and Worthing Councils
Location: Town Hall, Chapel Road, Worthing, BN11 1HA DX 142960 Worthing 10
Internal: 1113 | External: 01903 221113 | E-mail: [email address]
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Information.officer, Adur District Council

Dear Mr Malzard,

In answer to your request, no information is held because it does not exist.

However, Housing Benefits Section has commented as follows:

‘If the tenant is in receipt of the middle or higher rate disability living allowance and states the need for an overnight carer , we allow an additional bedroom for this purpose’

I trust this has been of assistance to you.

If you are not satisfied with the response to your request for information you have the right to an internal review. Details can be found on :  http://www.adur-worthing.gov.uk/about-th...

Yours sincerely,

Michaela Sauerteig –Information Co-ordinator, Corporate and Cultural Services | Adur and Worthing Councils
Location: Town Hall, Chapel Road, Worthing, BN11 1HA DX 142960 Worthing 10
Internal: 1113 | External: 01903 221113 | E-mail: [email address]
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Gadawodd debbie anodiad ()

This response does not answer the original question!!

Gadawodd Alan Malzard anodiad ()

I did not word the original request very well Debbie, what i meant to ask was when you charge someone Bedroom Tax do you count DLA as income.

Gadawodd debbie anodiad ()

Hi Alan. Yes, I know. May be worth sending a new FOI.
It would be vey useful to know which councils are doing this.
It appears to be a postcode lottery.
DLA is given for care and mobility.
NOT, for paying rent!!

Gadawodd Alan Malzard anodiad ()

Hi Debbie,my original intent was to try and gauge who was and who wasn't taking DLA into account as income,which they shouldn't but like you realized it is just a postcode lottery so decided not to pursue it.