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If I earn 16.5k per year, will I get housing benefit? I am alone without children.
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  • nannytone_2
    nannytone_2 Posts: 12,951 Forumite
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    do you rent privately or social housing?
    if private, what is your LHA rate.
  • spezial
    spezial Posts: 348 Forumite
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    One Bedroom Rate: £128.19 per week

    what does that mean? that they will give me up to that amount for rent?

    can I rent a whole 1bed property instead of just a room?

    do I need to find myself property to rent or they will find for me?

    do I need to ask my landlord if he accepts me getting house benefit or not?

    don't they take into account my income?
  • nannytone_2
    nannytone_2 Posts: 12,951 Forumite
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    how old are you?
    if you are under 35, then you will only qualify for the shared accommodation rate.
    the rate is the highest amount you can receive.
    they will calculate any entitlement based on your income
  • pathtofreedom
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    MFW OP's 2017 #101 £829.32/£5000
    MFiT-T4 - #46 £0/£45k to reduce mortgage total
    04/16 Mortgage start £153,892.45
    MFW 2015 #63 £4229.71/£3000 - old Mortgage
  • tomtontom
    tomtontom Posts: 7,929 Forumite
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    spezial wrote: »
    I have already commented on the most of your wonderings

    1) I can buy a flat in cash, but it could be better to get a mortgage, but in general you keep questioning my ability to do it, which is irrelevant to what I am asking for (if it is a good investment, etc)

    2) I have commented on the area, Basildon near the train station or Grays near the train station

    If you can afford to buy a flat, you'll have too much capital to qualify for HB.
  • spezial
    spezial Posts: 348 Forumite
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    I don't have any capital in my possession now
  • BigAunty
    BigAunty Posts: 8,310 Forumite
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    What happened to your capital? Did you put it into a pension? Spend it on a flash car? Gift it to somebody? Serious question. To be able to buy a property outright will cost tens of thousands and generally at least 100k plus in the south east as a minimum. Benefit authorities sometimes launch investigations when a high amount of capital vanishes before a claim.
  • spezial
    spezial Posts: 348 Forumite
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    I think you are getting far too nosy
  • nannytone_2
    nannytone_2 Posts: 12,951 Forumite
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    when/if you apply for housing benefit, they will ask for bank statements and so will ask the same questions.
    no one can give you an answer if you refuse to provide the pertinent information
  • Blackpool_Saver
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    Comes on forum, asks for advice, gets upset when info needed to give advice, I smell a biiiiig rat
    Blackpool_Saver is female, and does not live in Blackpool

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