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Housing Benefit War Pension and Armed Forces Compensation Scheme Disregard

Meeting: 24/07/2023 - Council (Item 9)

9 Housing Benefit War Pensions Disregard Policy pdf icon PDF 570 KB

Report of the Cabinet Member for Finance and Assets

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The Cabinet Member for Finance and Assets introduced the report and policy, one of the shortest he has ever seen but brought to Council because the policy is significant.  Its purpose is to reconfirm that war disablement and war widow/widower’s pensions should be disregarded as income when calculating entitlement to housing benefit and would be the right thing to do.  He commended the report to Council.


There were no questions; one Member commented that he fully supported this excellent scheme.


RESOLVED (unanimously) THAT:


1.    the Housing Benefit War Pensions Disregard  Policy in appendix 2 to confirm that war pensions should continue to be fully disregarded in the calculation of Housing Benefit is approved’


2.    decisions relating to the application of these income disregards are delegated to the Head of Revenues and Benefits andofficers in the Revenues and Benefits team