- Backdated claims
- Calculate and claim housing benefit and council tax reduction
- Change in circumstances
- Council tax reduction review
- How we assess your benefit
- How we assess your savings
- How your benefit is paid
- Local housing allowance rates
- Money coming in to your household
- Pension credit for mixed aged couples
- Reduced housing benefit
- Rent you are charged
- Your personal circumstances
Money coming in to your household
How we assess your household income
Any earnings you (and your partner) receive are added to any other income you have.
- Gross pay less tax, national insurance contributions and half of any amount paid to a private or occupational pension scheme. Certain childcare costs may also be deducted.
- Self -mployed earnings after any allowable business expenses are deducted
Other income includes:
- Money received for an occupational pension, state benefit or pension.
Income from Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Attendance Allowance (AA) that you/your partner receive is disregarded. However, it should still be declared on your rebate application form as in certain circumstances it may mean you receive a higher rate of housing benefit and there may be no charge for any non-dependants in your household depending on the DLA/AA received.