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self employed and housing benefit

sandra1968
sandra1968 Member Posts: 1 Listener
my question is about self employed and housing benefit. my daughter is self employed and it looks like she is only entitled to less than £3 housing benefit, if she earnt the same but was employed she would get alot more. is this the case or is it just harder to calculate?

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  • BenefitsTrainingCo
    BenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,628 Pioneering
    Hi sandra1968, 

    Housing Benefit is a means-tested benefit so your daughter's entitlement is worked out after taking her income into account. It doesn't matter whether someone is employed or self-employed, there is no difference at all as to how much Housing Benefit she would get. 

    Lee
    The Benefits Training Co:
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  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,676 Disability Gamechanger
    Does this help @sandra1968 ?
    Scope
    Senior online community officer

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