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    • presario316
    • By presario316 9th Jan 18, 6:05 PM
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    Housing benefit calculation query
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    • 9th Jan 18, 6:05 PM
    Housing benefit calculation query 9th Jan 18 at 6:05 PM
    Hi, can't seem to find an answer online. Is housing benefit calculated by your total income per month or your taxable eg at the the moment I bring home 900 after tax, but pay 70 into my pension and pay 45 into a company shares scheme. If I stopped the share scheme and take home pay went up, would I losesome of my housing benefit?
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    • McKneff
    • By McKneff 9th Jan 18, 6:45 PM
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    Do the housinng benefit people know you are paying into a share scheme... it is still earned income so they need to know about it
    make the most of it, we are only here for the weekend.
    and we will never, ever return.
    • presario316
    • By presario316 9th Jan 18, 9:53 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 9:53 PM
    Do the housinng benefit people know you are paying into a share scheme... it is still earned income so they need to know about it
    Originally posted by McKneff
    Well I send them my wage slips twice a year and it clearly shows these payments so I assume so
    • Afraid of Kittens
    • By Afraid of Kittens 10th Jan 18, 6:42 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 6:42 PM
    Payments to a share scheme are not an allowable deduction for Housing Benefit purposes. Only Tax, National Insurance Contributions and 50% of any pension contribution are deducted from your gross wage.
    • McKneff
    • By McKneff 10th Jan 18, 7:10 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 7:10 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 7:10 PM
    Better give them a ring... soon
    make the most of it, we are only here for the weekend.
    and we will never, ever return.
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