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How Much: 'Needs' - Applicable Amount
The term used for how much a family needs to live on is called the Applicable Amount and is calculated by adding together the allowances, components and premiums the tenant qualifies for:

How it Works

What is the Applicable Amount and how is it worked out?

Amounts

The different amounts for the different allowances, premiums and components.

Personal Allowance

Everyone gets one - but how much depends on status and age.

Child Allowance

Who is a child/qualifying young person? What if they are away from the home?

Family Premium

Not available to all claimants - so who gets one?

Disabled Child premium

Which children/qualifying young people are classed as disabled?

Disability Premium

Who has a disability premium included in their AA and how does it interact with the other disability premiums / components?

WRAG component

Who has a work related activity group component included in their AA and how does it interact with the other disability premiums?

Support Component

Who has a support component included in their AA and how does it interact with the other disability premiums?

Enhanced Disability

Who has an enhanced disability premium included in their AA and how does it interact with the other disability premiums?

Severe Disability

Who has a severe disability premium included in their AA and how does it interact with the other disability premiums?

Carers Premium

Who can get a carers premium included in their Applicable Amount?
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Missing a Premium?

What if the HB Office have missed a premium to which the claimant is entitled?