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I was until recently working for the NHS on a bank agreement.
So any salary earned in July will be paid at the end of August.
My question is this. Is the salary paid at the end of August classed as earned in July for Housing benefit purposes? Or will they calculate it as August salary?

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  • nannytone_2
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    it is counted in the period that you receive it and not the period you earned it
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    nannytone wrote: »
    it is counted in the period that you receive it and not the period you earned it

    Wrong. For Housing Benefit purposes it is counted for the period you earned it not for the period you received it otherwise the recently unemployed would still be classed as receiving a wage if they are paid a month in arrears.
    These are my own views and you should seek advice from your local Benefits Department or CAB.
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