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Benefit rates 2017/18

This content applies to England

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

Introduction to benefit rates 2017/18

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 in the year 2017/18. 

Applicable amount 2017/18

Applicable amounts for calculating housing benefit in 2017/18. 

Treatment of capital 2017/18

The whole of a claimant's and her/his partner's capital is assessed in the calculation of housing benefit and then taken into account or disregarded following the rules on this page. 

Disregards 2017/18

How much income, earnings and capital are disregarded when calculating housing benefit in 2017/18. 

Deductions 2017/18

Non-dependant, meals and fuel charge deductions applicable when calculating housing benefit in 2017/18. 

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