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FOI 5248

Housing and council tax benefit disregard

Request

In the current and previous three financial years, what level of disregard for (a) housing, and (b) council tax benefit claims has been provided for those in receipt of (i) war disablement pension, (ii) war widow's pension, (iii) war widower's pensions, and (iv) guaranteed income payments under the Armed Forces and Reserve Forces Compensation Scheme.



Response

Brentwood Council disregards 100% of War Widow's Pension, War Widower's Pensions and Guaranteed Income Payments under the Armed Forces and Reserve Forces Compensation Scheme as income when assessing claims for Housing and Council Tax Benefit.

This has been the case for many years and most certainly for the past three financial years and this will continue to be the case for the foreseeable future.