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Housing benefit

bi786bi786 Member Posts: 35 Listener
I’m on pip an just been told im entitled housing benefit using pip award does this mean I’m entitled to  extra sdp aswell 

plus calculater on housing benefit  shows im entitled to full rent  weekly an my council tax it says I’m entitled to £101 a week  an that’s confusing as that payments is4 times more then wat I should pay monthly 


  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,294 Disability Gamechanger
    @bi786, I sujest you contact you local council who will let you know if you will get the full amount which will also depend on your financial circumstances, and you will have to supply prove of entitlement and your last 3 months bank statements. 
  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,267 Disability Gamechanger
    Is that council tax reduction figure definitely weekly, not monthly?  You'd need a mansion to spend that amount on council tax!

    As above though, you can't rely on those calculators, go direct to your council for the correct info. :)

  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    Looking back at your previous thread here https://community.scope.org.uk/discussion/62581/esa-help#latest I see you were claiming ESA as a couple with your partner who moved out. As your partner was the main claimant for the ESA then the only benefit you now claim is Universal Credit.

    The only ones that can start a new claim for housing benefit are those who are already receiving SDP, as you're not currently receiving this then the new rules don't apply to you.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
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