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Benefit rates

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The benefit rates used to calculate housing benefit

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.

The housing benefit rates are updated annually by the Department for Work and Pensions and take effect in April each year.

Benefit rates used to calculate housing benefit in the years prior to 2017 are no longer published on Shelter Legal.

Please contact Shelter Legal for information on benefit rates from 2009 onwards.

Calculation rates 2020 to 2021

Housing benefit calculation rates including applicable amounts, treatment of capital, disregards, non-dependant and other deductions 

Calculation rates 2019 to 2020

Housing benefit calculation rates including applicable amounts, treatment of capital, disregards, non-dependant and other deductions 

Calculation rates 2018 to 2019

Housing benefit calculation rates including applicable amounts, treatment of capital, disregards, non-dependant and other deductions. 

Calculation rates 2017 to 2018

Housing benefit calculation rates including applicable amounts, treatment of capital, disregards, non-dependant and other deductions. 

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