Housing Systems: Combating poverty and sustaining tenancies.
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How Much: Income - Earnings
For those not on a 'passport benefit, Housing Benefit is calculated by comparing the claimant's (and partner's) 'assessable income' against their needs or 'Applicable Amount'.

The HB Office will therefore need to know if the claimant or their partner have any earnings - whether from employment or self employment - to add to any other assessable income to work out the total' assessable income'.

Some income does not count as earnings, and there are different earnings disregards that apply, including disregards for childcare costs.

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