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Calculation of housing benefit

This content applies to England

How housing benefit is calculated.

This section explains what stages are involved in the calculation of housing benefit. For information about the figures used to calculate housing benefit, see the Benefit rates section relevant to the year of calculation.

Calculation overview

An overview of the stages involved in calculating housing benefit. 

Capital and income

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

Non-dependant deductions

How deductions can be made from housing benefit for people living in the claimant's home. 

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