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Prisoner and deduction from housing costs

Mairi
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This may well have been covered before / be blindingly obvious but if it is I can’t see it….

Is it possible for DWP to make deductions from the housing costs element of a short-term prisoner who is only entitled to that element?  The deduction is around 15% of the housing costs due.

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Could it be bedroom tax/LHA restriction?

Mairi
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Thanks for the reply but it’s not that.