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New Housing Benefit child maintenance rule?

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glitteryb6 Sun 12-Oct-08 12:27:25

Did the right thing (or so i thought!) and stopped claiming housing/council tax benefit a few months ago when my then boyfriend started staying over more than the "allowed" 3 nights a week, unfortunately it didnt work out, split last night, quite amicably thankfully, and i now will have to reapply.

I notice that from the 27th October ALL child maintenance is disregarded whereas before it was only £15.
My sons father currently pays £80 a week so this new rule would make quite a difference to my finances.

My question is does anyone know if i need to wait till after 27th October to make the claim for benefit for this rule change to take effect or will it kick in automatically?

thanks

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