Social Sector Size Criteria: Welfare Supplementary Payments

Date published: 23 January 2018

Last updated: 26 August 2020

The Social Sector Size Criteria reports below detail the number of Welfare Supplementary Payments that stopped when customers moved properties and continued to under-occupy by at least the same number of bedrooms.

As part of the changes to the welfare system in Northern Ireland, an amendment to the Housing Benefit Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 introduced size criteria into Housing Benefit for working age claimants in the social rented sector from 20 February 2017.

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