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Child benefit not going to be counted as income when assessing claims for Housing/Council tax benefit from Nov

(6 Posts)
MrsMorgan Sun 18-Oct-09 15:22:21

Apologies if this has already been posted.

From Nov09, child benefit will not be counted as income when assesing a claim for housing benefit or council tax benefit.

Hopefully this will those who fall just outside the cut off for help with rent etc.

JoeyBettany Sun 18-Oct-09 19:22:27

Yet another reason NOT to vote conservative!

onadietcokebreak Fri 30-Oct-09 18:46:10

bumping so that people may see this and make a claim

littleducks Fri 30-Oct-09 18:51:21

what is the income cut off? is it judged case by case or is there an actual figure

onadietcokebreak Fri 30-Oct-09 18:54:36

It all depends on your rent and income. Indiviual assessment. Apply and see.

Maintenance is no longer taken into account either now as of last October so potentially alot more people may qualify

onadietcokebreak Thu 05-Nov-09 20:47:00

Keeping this thread bumped as changes come in to effect from 02.11.09 and many more people many now be entitled.

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