Backdating HB in temporary homeless accommodation

I’m aware that there is no time limit for backdating HB in homeless accommodation where the rent is charged daily. This is confirmed in the HB Guidance Manual (copied below).

Does anyone know where I can find this is the regulations/legislation, please?

Thanks very much



2.510 There is no time limit for making claims and no need to consider backdating for claims from people who have a daily rent liability and live in a
• hostel, or
• accommodation provided by LAs, outside the Housing Revenue Account (HRA), under
– their statutory duties to the homeless, or
– the short term leased scheme

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