You can get housing benefit for supported accommodation, caravans and/or site rentals, canal boats and or moorings and continuous ‘bricks n mortar’ claims since 2008.
Housing Benefit still exists, it’s just that a lot has changed since 2008, Universal Credit being the main change, which was introduced in 2013, and has been rolled out more widely since then.
So yes, people who are currently claiming housing benefit, remain entitled to it, but people who now find themselves having to make a new claim for support towards their housing costs, are far more likely to need to claim Universal Credit, as only a minority of people will fall into a group who can make a claim for Housing Benefit.
Not really sure of the relevance of 2008, to be honest. Possibly reference to when Local Housing Allowance was introduced?
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