. Detox (stage 2), specified accom / housing costs / two homes and UC

Blimey,  First thing on a Monday! I need more tea and a bit of help from you lot.

I have just had a call from a gentleman I helped with a PIP claim earlier this year. Sadly he has saved my number and had this stinker saved especially for me on this dull Mancy Monday!

He income is UC with housing element paid. He has LCWRA and has earnings from a PT job £525m. He gets housing costs paid for his one bed flat.

He has been offered a place on a stage 2 detox which means it a domiciliary placement – therapeutic. I am ssured it is classed as a specified accom and other residents costs are covered by HB.

I have established he can have 6 months absence from his normal home and UC will continue to pay his housing costs but I am unsure if HB will also pay the costs on his rehab and if they do what income will they use to assess his claim?

Any help appreciated.



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