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Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit and PHI

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Housing benefit help
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Housing benefit help
Hi,

I've been off sick since July 2010 from my full-time job. I'm in receipt of ESA and DLA and I also receive a % of my wages through a income protection insurance.

Does the insurance make me ineligible for council tax and housing benefit? I'm getting conflicting advice from various people when I ask.

Thanks,

Melanie

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  • McKneffMcKneff Forumite
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    Youre household income is assessed for benefits, excluding the DLA, of course.
    make the most of it, we are only here for the weekend.
    and we will never, ever return.
  • It depends on many different factors. I suggest you put your details into an online benefit calculator such as the one at Turn2us - google 'turn2us benefit calculator'. This should give you an idea of whether or not you are entitled to housing/council tax benefit, and if so, how much.
  • CAB_Wyre_Forest_representativeCAB_Wyre_Forest_representative Organisation Representatives - Private Messages may not be monitored
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    Hello Eclectic

    In all cases we would advise that you provide all details of your income to the council and then they will assess your entitlement correctly.
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