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Income Related Benefits

In this article Alan Robinson focuses on the income related benefits of crucial importance to the elderly client: income support, housing benefit and council tax benefit.

1 April 1998

Income Related Benefits

In this article Alan Robinson focuses on the of crucial importance to the elderly client: income support, housing benefit and council tax benefit.

The author is a solicitor and a leading expert on welfare benefits, he is a director of Legal & Welfare Rights Training.

There are six : income support, housing benefit, council tax benefit, jobseekers allowance, family credit, and disability working allowance. The last three of these are intended primarily for those in the job market and are unlikely to be of use to many pensioners. This article, therefore, concentrates on the first three benefits.

operate in a different way to the benefits discussed in earlier articles in this series. Qualification for the non-means tested benefits such as retirement pension and disability living allowance (DLA) is determined by the personal circumstances of the claimant, and benefit is payable to the claimant as ...

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