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Housing benefit query 40yr old on PIP ESA DWP

needhelp2019
needhelp2019 Member Posts: 23 Listener
hI, I have been looking into moving into a house and i have found a suitablwe location and the price per month is £450

I need a little help understanding the following please.

I checked to see what rate of housing benefits i am entitled being on PIP / ESA / SDP / MOB

and im not sure weather i claim for 1 or 2 bed housing as the house has 2 bedrooms.

I am 40 yrs old


claiming long before 2000

the rate i am awarded by the gov.uk site are as follows

One Bedroom Rate:
£90.90 per week

Two Bedrooms Rate:
£108.26 per week

does this mean if i move into a 2 bed house i will get £108.26 per week rent paid

or will i only receive the 1 bed rate.

thank you.

Im just dont want to move into a £450 per month house 2 bed if the rent wont be covered.

Im happy to pay the shortfall but how much of a shortfall will i have to pay according the the above.

Any help is appreciated.

than you

Comments

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,477 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2019
    HI,

    As you're living alone then you'll be entitled to the 1 bedroom rate. There will be approximately £50 per month shortfall in your rent.
  • needhelp2019
    needhelp2019 Member Posts: 23 Listener
    edited August 2019
    thank you for your reply poppy.

    But the 1 bedroom rate is $90.90 per week. that only adds upto 360 per month does it not???

    or do i get the extra 3 days = £50 for the 31days a month rule... As most months are 31days  not 4 week.

    I just dont want to move in to find my shortfall is £90 a month.

    Also

    As you explained to me before that as i am claiming the SDP i will still be able to claim housing benefit and there will be no effect on my other benefits i.e i wont have to go onto UC . 

    there will be no other surprises right. i can simply view the property, move in and simply change my address and apply for the housing benefits.

    I saw somewhere that if there is a change in circumstances i could be moved onto UC.

    Any idea about this.

    thank you

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,477 Disability Gamechanger
    Housing benefit is paid monthly but when you look on the local housing allowance it states weekly. To work it out as a monthly payment you need to do the following £90.90 x 52 =£4,726 then divide that figure by 12 to get the monthly payment. Total amount £393 per month. You can also put your details into a benefits calculator and it will tell you how much you can claim.

    As you're claiming SDP then you won't be able to claim UC until at least January 2021.


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