what is 6.7% increase on £1590. How much will my benefits go up?

And is it expected to go up this much?

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  • la531983
    la531983 Posts: 1,645
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    edited 1 December 2023 at 1:03PM
    Multiply 1570 by 1.067 on a calculator and that's your answer. 
  • is it £107?
  • la531983
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    edited 1 December 2023 at 1:29PM
    Oh. You just wanted the increase. Well multiply 1590 by 0.067 and that's your answer. 
  • Muttleythefrog
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    edited 1 December 2023 at 1:25PM
    Multiply £1590 by 0.067. (But first remove any payments for housing costs from the 1590 if relevant).
    "Do not attribute to conspiracy what can adequately be explained by incompetence" - rogerblack
  • I don't have to pay for housing as get full housing benefit. 
  • Muttleythefrog
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    I don't have to pay for housing as get full housing benefit. 
    Then if that's not included in your £1590 figure then yes multiply it by 0.067 to get the increase next spring or multiply by 1.067 to get total amount.
    "Do not attribute to conspiracy what can adequately be explained by incompetence" - rogerblack
  • Newcad
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    Note though that if that £1590 includes an amount for rent, ie. Housing Benefit or UC Housing Element, then those are calculated differently and that amount for rent will probably have a different increase than 6.7%.
    How much different will depend on a number of things such as where in the country you live and if you are in a Private rental or Social rental.
    I haven't seen any actual figures yet for the new LHA rates (Private rentals), or the Social Sector increase.

  • I'm in supported living and get full housing benefit. On higher ESA and High PIP both rates. In total I of benefits I get £1590 a month. Its seems my PIP is going up £47 in April alone.
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