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If you make a homeless application to the council, there are several 'tests' you will need to pass before you will be eligible for a permanent home. These are: homelessness, intentionality and local connection. These tests help the council to work out what kind of help you're entitled to. To find out whether you pass the tests, the council will make inquiries into your situation. You can find out more about the homelessness tests here.
The rules that govern homelessness legislation changed at the end of 2012. The major change was the ending of the priority need test, this means that if you are assessed as unintentionally homeless you have the right to a home.