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    Housing benefit/Service Charge

    Can someone confirm whether or not when you claim housing benefit when there a service charge added to your rent will housing benefit pay the full amount or will i have to pay the service charge myself.
    I receive ESA support group.

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    Some service charges can be included, others not.

    Here is a link to the shelter webpage on housing benefit that explains more:
    http://england.shelter.org.uk/get_ad...t_calculations

    There is also a link to a Housing Benefit calculator on that page so you can check what you should get.

    EDIT
    Just to add that if you are renting privately then LHA rules will apply
    http://england.shelter.org.uk/get_ad...sing_allowance

    Be careful of the payment figures given in the above link; those are the maximimum allowed, it may be lower in your area.
    You can check your local rate here
    https://lha-direct.voa.gov.uk/search.aspx
    Last edited by nukecad; 04-10-14 at 15:29.

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    I live in supported living and the service charges here are added to the housing benefit total.

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