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Introduction to Benefit rates 2010/11

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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 2010/11.

These figures took effect on:

  • Thursday 1 April 2010: where rent is payable monthly or at any interval which is not a week or multiples of a week
  • Monday 5 April 2010: 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 2010 uprating is contained in HB/CTB Circular A2/2010.

The 2010 uprating 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 12 April 2010.

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