§ Mr. Frank Cook
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security in what circumstances the Benefits Agency is able to pay residential allowance to clients in a residential programme not registered as a residential home or mental nursing home under the terms of the Registered Homes Act 1984. 291W
§ Mr. Roger Evans
Generally, income support residential allowance is payable only to persons in a registered residential care or nursing home. However, residential allowance may be paid to residents of unregistered homes, if the homes are managed or provided292W by a body incorporated by royal charter or constituted by Act of Parliament—other than a social services authority—and they provide both board and personal care to the customer.