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Receive housing benefit and living in supported accommodation

If you are receiving housing benefit in supported accommodation then your housing benefit won't be included when working out the total benefit income.

This applies if you are living in one of the following types of accommodation, known as `specified accommodation’:

  • a resettlement place
  • accommodation where the accommodation provider or someone acting on your behalf and provides you with care, support or supervision
  • accommodation the citizen were admitted to in order to meet their need for care, support or supervision
  • temporary accommodation for people who’ve left home because of domestic violence
  • a hostel