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Introduction to Benefit rates 2009/10

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This section looks at 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 2009/10.

These figures took effect on:

  • Wednesday 1 April 2009: where rent is payable monthly or at any interval which is not a week or multiples of a week
  • Monday 6 April 2009: where rent is payable at intervals of a week or multiples of a week.

Detailed guidance from the Department for Work and Pensions on the 2009 uprating is contained in HB/CTB Circular A27/2008.

The 2009 rates for the other income related benefits - Income Support (IS), income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA(IB)), income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA(IR)) and State Pension Credit (PC) - and the majority of other social security benefits took effect on Monday 6 April 2009.

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