Housing benefit and council tax support

Temporary absence

From 28 July 2016 the rules regarding temporary absence from the home have changed. If you are travelling outside of Great Britain (including trips to Northern Ireland, The Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) for a period of more than four weeks you may not be entitled to continue to receive housing benefit. You must inform the benefits section if you, your partner or someone else who normally lives with you (such as a grown up son/daughter) is travelling outside of Great Britain for more than four weeks.

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