Welfare Reform and Work Bill

Amendments
to be moved
on report

After Clause 13

BARONESS HOWE OF IDLICOTE

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Persons subject to no work-related requirements: persons with a mental and
behavioural disorder as a primary medical condition

(1)     Section 11D of the Welfare Reform Act 2007 (persons subject to no work-
related requirements) is amended as follows.

(2)     After subsection (2)(d) insert—

“(e)   the person has a mental and behavioural disorder as a
primary medical condition and is in receipt of either the
work-related activity component of employment and
support allowance or the limited capability for work
element of universal credit.””

After Clause 15

BARONESS MEACHER

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Direct payments to claimants

(1)     Regulations made by the Secretary of State under section 5 of the Social
Security Administration Act 1992 (claims and payments regulations) must
provide for the payment of the housing costs element of an award of
universal credit to the landlord where the claimant requests such payment
to be made to the landlord.

(2)     In this section—

“landlord” means the person who is entitled to payment of rent for the
occupation of the accommodation occupied by the claimant as his
or her home;

“rent” includes the license or similar payment for the use and
occupation of the accommodation.”

Clause 22

LORD BEST

LORD MCKENZIE OF LUTON

LORD SHIPLEY

 

Page 21, line 8, at end insert—

“(c)   the accommodation is owned by a fully mutual housing co-
operative within the meaning of paragraph 12(1)(h) of Schedule 1 to
the Housing Act 1988 (local authority tenancies etc);

(d)   the accommodation is owned by a community land trust within the
meaning of section 79 of the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008
(English bodies).”

LORD BEST

LORD MCKENZIE OF LUTON

LORD SHIPLEY

LORD KERSLAKE

 

Page 21, line 45, at end insert—

“( )     Section 21 does not apply to social housing which meets the definition of
supported housing as defined in The Housing Benefit and Universal Credit
(Supported Accommodation) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (S.I. 2014/
771).”

 

Prepared 20th January 2016