Housing Systems: Combating poverty and sustaining tenancies.

How it Works

The basics to how the HB Office assess a claimant's income

Whose Income Counts?

Is it just the claimant's income that counts?


How earnngs are assessed, and what disregards can apply.

Benefit Income

Which are counted, which not and which have partial disregards.

Tax Credits

Special rules for Tax Credit income.

Other Income

What about pensions, rent etc?

Nil Income

What if the claimant currently has no income? & how long can HB be paid on this basis?

Notional Income

What is it and how is it worked out.

Student Income

For those students who can claim HB how is their student income assessed?

On Pension Credit

What rules apply when on Pension Credit?

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