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Housing Benefit: Mental Illness

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 45617, tabled on 8 September 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of the housing benefit cap on the ability of people with severe mental illness to afford suitable housing.

Answered on

13 September 2016

The Secretary of State has confirmed that the Government expects to make an announcement on the way forward for supported housing in early autumn.

Full impact and equality impact assessments will be undertaken in due course.

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