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If you have made a homeless application to the council, the final homelessness test you have to pass is local connection. This is to establish whether you have any links with the council's area. If the council doesn't think you have a connection, it may refer you to another council, provided you are not at risk of abuse or violence in that area. You can find out more about local connection here.