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Hosuing benefit - Carers UK Forum

Hosuing benefit

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Hi

Anyone know how HB works please?

As a family we have an award and full rent is paid by the council and the award states that the "Applicable amount" per week is around £371.

Against that is the "Income" for the household which is approximately £160.

Am I correct in thinking that if the income does not exceed the applicable amount then full HB will be payable?

I have taken some money from a personal pension (income drawdown and not capital) - £5000 - will this be converted to a weekly sum (approx £100 per week) and added to the income - or is it dealt with in some other way?

If it is added to the income then I assume that as the total is less than the applicable amount then full HB will still be payable?

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HB ... how it' works ?

Best place to start , the Government's own web site :

https://www.gov.uk/housing-benefit

For further sources , the CAB and Shelter web sites :

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benef ... g-benefit/

https://england.shelter.org.uk/housing_ ... calculated


Covers the rent in full ?

Interesting ... as many reports of shortfalls nationwide due to the Housing Allowance being frozen ... said HA being the base from which HB is calculated ... rent increases in both social and BTL properties whilst the HA remains static.

To check for your local Housing Allowance :

https://lha-direct.voa.gov.uk/search.aspx