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Benefit rates

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The benefit rates used to calculate housing benefit.

Figures used to calculate applicable amounts, treatment of capital, disregards and deductions relevant to a claimant for the calculation of her/his entitlement to housing benefit.

The housing benefit rates are updated annually by the Department for Work and Pensions and take effect in April each year.

Benefit rates 2019/20

Benefit rates used to calculate housing benefit in 2019/20. 

Benefit rates 2018/19

Benefit rates used to calculate housing benefit in 2018/19. 

Benefit rates 2017/18

Benefit rates used to calculate housing benefit in 2017/18. 

Benefit rates: previous years

Benefit rates used to calculate housing benefit in the years 2009/10 to 2013/14. 

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