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How housing benefit is calculated

This content applies to England

An explanation of the stages involved in the calculation of housing benefit.

Calculation overview

An overview of the stages involved in calculating housing benefit. 

Treatment of capital

How capital and income are assessed in the calculation of housing benefit. 

Non-dependant deductions

How deductions can be made from a claimant's housing benefit when other adults are also living in the claimant's home. 

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