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Savings and Housing Benefit

eileen54eileen54 Member Posts: 8 Listener
Just want to know how much you can have in you bank account befor you can apply for housing benifit?


  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,731 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @eileen54 welcome to the community, I found this information online on the Welfare Rights website.

    Savings over £16,000 usually mean you will not be able to get Housing Benefit, although this £16,000 limit does not apply if you or a partner get Pension Credit Guarantee.
    Savings over £6,000 (£10,000 for Pensioners) will usually affect how much Housing Benefit you can get.
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