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Introduction to benefit rates 2019/20

This content applies to England

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 2019/20.

These figures come into effect on Monday 1 April 2019 for all cases.

Detailed guidance from the Department for Work and Pensions on the 2019/20 up-rating is contained in HB Circular A8/2018.

The benefit cap limits the total amount of benefit that working age claimants can receive.

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