Housing Systems: Combating poverty and sustaining tenancies.
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How Much: How Calculated


Maximum HB

Paid to those on a 'passport' benefit. Click on the icon to find out more. 

The 5 Steps

The 5 steps to the HB assessment. 

Rent

How is the claimant's eligible rent worked out? 

Service Charges

Which can be covered and which not.

Bedroom Tax

How the under-occupancy penalty works and tips on minimising the impact.

Local Housing Allowance

How the system works for private rented tenants.

Non-Dep Deductions

What are they - how much and tips on minimising.

Applicable Amount

How is it worked out ? - allowances, components and premiums.

Income

What counts, and what is disregarded. How earnings affect an award.

Savings/Capital

What counts and what is disregarded. Tariff income and savings levels. 

Benefit Cap

Whose affected, whose excluded and the impact on the HB award.

Maximising

Tips on maximising a HB award.