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To receive Housing Benefit you must be living in the property for which you are claiming benefit. However, some people can continue to claim Housing Benefit whilst away from home.
If you get Housing Benefit and you or anyone in your household will be away from your home for more than four weeks, you need to tell us where you are going, the date you leave and the expected date you will return.
The length of time for which you can continue to claim Housing Benefit whilst away from home depends on the reason why you are away.