housing benefit

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housing benefit

(Social Welfare) social welfare (in Britain) a payment made by a local authority in the form of a rent rebate to a council tenant or a rent allowance to a private tenant
مُخَصَّصات ماليّه للسَّكَن
státní podpora na ubytování
szociálpolitikai támogatás
príspevok na bývanie
ev kredisi


(haus) plural houses (ˈhauziz) noun
1. a building in which people, especially a single family, live. Houses have been built on the outskirts of the town for the workers in the new industrial estate.
2. a place or building used for a particular purpose. a hen-house; a public house.
3. a theatre, or the audience in a theatre. There was a full house for the first night of the play.
4. a family, usually important or noble, including its ancestors and descendants. the house of David.
(hauz) verb
1. to provide with a house, accommodation or shelter. All these people will have to be housed; The animals are housed in the barn.
2. to store or keep somewhere. The electric generator is housed in the garage.
ˈhousing (-ziŋ) noun
1. houses. These flats will provide housing for the immigrants.
2. the hard cover round a machine etc.
ˈhousing benefit noun
a payment given by a government to people who are entitled to it according to certain criteria (eg poverty) when they buy or rent a house, an apartment etc.
house agent (American ˈreal-estate agent)
a person who arranges the sale or letting of houses.
house arrest
a type of arrest in which a person is not allowed to leave his own house. He was kept under house arrest.
ˈhouseboat noun
a type of boat, usually with a flat bottom, which is built to be lived in.
ˈhousebreaker noun
a person who breaks into a house in order to steal.
ˈhousebreaking noun
ˈhouse-fly noun
the common fly, found throughout the world.
ˈhousehold noun
the people who live together in a house, including their servants. How many people are there in this household?
ˈhouseholder noun
the person who owns a house or pays the rent for it.
household word
something which is well-known to everyone. His name is a household word throughout the country.
ˈhousekeeper noun
a person, usually a woman, who is paid to look after the management of a house.
ˈhousekeeping noun
the management of a house.
ˈhouseman noun
a recently qualified doctor who is living in a hospital while working there to complete his training.
ˈhousetrain verb
to train (a dog, cat etc) to be clean inside the house.
ˈhouse-warming noun
a party given after moving into a new house.
a house-warming party.
ˈhousewife nounplural ˈhousewives
a woman who looks after her house, her husband and her family, and who usually does not have a job outside the home.
ˈhousework noun
the work of keeping a house clean and tidy. My mother has a woman to help her with the housework.
like a house on fire
1. very well. The two children got on with each other like a house on fire.
2. very quickly. I'm getting through this job like a house on fire.
References in periodicals archive ?
One Liverpool-based individual took just over PS1m in housing benefit payments during the 2012-13 financial year.
THE number of families in Birmingham hit by the government's housing benefit cap has quadrupled in a single year after tougher limits were introduced.
THE number of families in Kirklees hit by the government's housing benefit cap has risen FIVE-FOLD in a single year after tougher limits were introduced.
MORE than 500 families in Coventry have been hit by the Government's housing benefit cap with a fivefold increase in the number of households in the city losing out.
It said "substantial" cuts to housing benefit in recent years have led to rental payments now using up an average of 28% of the non-housing benefit income of low-income private renters.
INCREASED automation and computerisation in recent years has allowed local authorities to see housing benefit departments as one area for potential savings.
A FAILURE to build more social housing has cost the country PS380million in housing benefit payments.
Department for Work and Pensions guidance list various shortfalls in housing costs which a DHP could cover, some examples are: | Reductions in housing benefit due to local housing allowance restrictions; | Rent shortfalls to prevent a household becoming homeless while the local authority explores alternative options; | Reductions in housing benefit or Universal Credit due to the benefit cap; | Reductions in housing benefit or Universal Credit due to under occupancy restrictions in the social rented sector; | Non-dependent deductions in housing benefit or housing costs in Universal Credit.
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson claimed the poor were being "bludgeoned" by the policy of cutting housing benefit if claimants are deemed to have rooms going spare.
The UK Governments proposals to cut housing benefit will affect the most vulnerable people staying in supported and womens aid refuge accommodation, Social Justice Secretary Alex Neil said today.
tHE number of housing benefit claims made in the North East has almost doubled since 2010, an analysis of Government data has shown.

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