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daylily
daylily Member Posts: 619
edited 31. Aug 2010, 04:02 in Community Chit-chat archive
hi. I'm confused about the way Housing Benefit is changing.
Apparently they are going to use 30% of median instead of 50% of median. :? :? :?
What on earth does it all mean :?: :?: :?:
Any help appreciated as we're already struggling financially
Thanks
anne

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  • ironic
    ironic Member Posts: 2,361
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Sorry Anne I have not heard of this one. But I have bumped it up just in case someone knows and can answer you.

    Lv, Ix
  • daylily
    daylily Member Posts: 619
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    daylily wrote:
    hi. I'm confused about the way Housing Benefit is changing.
    Apparently they are going to use 30% of median instead of 50% of median. :? :? :?
    What on earth does it all mean :?: :?: :?:
    Any help appreciated as we're already struggling financially
    Thanks
    anne
    Hi. I've found out a bit more about this.
    50% is the median which apparently is the average rent for a particular property type in each area. This is what the council base their Local Housing Allowance (LHA) on.
    Instead of the LHA being based on the average 50% they are dropping the LHA to 30% average for each property type.
    Basically it means they will be paying out less and people will have to add more to top-up their rent.

    I think that's what it all means. Will post again if I find out anything else :!:
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,487
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Daylily

    You know I reckon you are right or those on HB will need to look for cheaper accomodation?

    Love

    Toni xx