Housing benefits for homeless young people and care leavers increased

Campaigners have praised a move to bring forward plans to increase housing benefits for homeless young people and care leavers.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has announced that from June 2021 care leavers under the age of 25 and 16- to 24-year-olds who have spent at least three months in a homeless hostel will be eligible to receive the one bedroom benefit rate instead of the Shared Accommodation Rate (SAR).

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Written by Finley T.