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Housing assistance ready reckoner

Estimate of Assistance Applicants' Contribution to Cost of the Works

Important: Applicants who are self-employed or have capital assets, for example Land, Property, Stocks, Shares or any other sources of income, must contact their local Revenues and Benefits office, rather than use this Ready Reckoner.

If your household type or income do not appear on the tables, please contact your local Revenues and Benefits office and request a Preliminary Test of Resources assessment on 01768 817817.

Single people and lone parents

Total weekly income Single under 25 Lone Parent,
over 18 with one child
Lone parent,
over 18 with two children
Lone parent,
over 18 with three children
£175 £1,942 £47 - -
£190 £2,523 £337 - -
£205 £4,056 £628 - -
£220 £6,380 £919 £69 -
£235 £8,704 £1,489 £359 -
£250 £11,028 £2,070 £650 -
£265 £13,352 £2,651 £952 £90
£280 £15,676 £4,571 £1,533 £381
£295 £18,535 £6,895 £2,114 £671
£310 £24,344 £9,219 £2,694 £995
£325 £30,154 £11,543 £4,744 £1,576
£340 £35,964 £13,866 £7,068 £2,157
£355 £41,774 £16,190 £9,392 £2,738
£370 £47,584 £19,820 £11,716 £4,918
£385 £53,394 £25,630 £14,040 £7,242
£400 £59,204 £31,440 £16,364 £9,566
£415 £65,014 £37,250 £20,254 £11,890

Couples and couples with children

Total weekly income Couple,
at least one over 18
Couple,
at least one over 18
with one child
Couple,
at least one over 18
with two children
Couple,
at least one over 18
with three children
Couple,
at least one over 18
with four children
Couple,
at least one over 18
with five children
Couple
over 18
with one child with disability
£145 £9 - - - - - -
£160 £299 - - - - - -
£175 £590 - - - - - -
£190 £880 - - - - - -
£205 £1,413 £9 - - - - -
£220 £1,994 £300 - - - - -
£235 £2,575 £590 - - - - -
£250 £4,265 £881 £31 - - - £31
£265 £6,589 £1,414 £321 - - - £321
£280 £8,913 £1,995 £611 - - - £612
£295 £11,237 £2,576 £902 £52 - - £902
£310 £13,561 £4,269 £1,457 £343 - - £1,457
£325 £15,855 £6,593 £2,038 £634 - - £2,038
£340 £19,057 £8,916 £2,619 £924 £74 - £2,619
£355 £24,867 £11,240 £4,442 £1,500 £365 - £4,441
£370 £30,677 £13,564 £6,766 £2,081 £655 - £6,764
£385 £36,487 £15,888 £9,090 £2,662 £963 £96 £9,088
£400 £42,297 £19,065 £11,414 £4,616 £1,544 £386 £11,412
£415 £48,107 £24,875 £13,738 £6,940 £2,125 £677 £13,736

Pensioners and disabled pensioners

Total weekly income Single pensioner Single pensioner
severely disabled
Pensioner couple Severely disabled
pensioner couple
£175 £177 - - -
£190 £468 - - -
£205 £758 - - -
£220 £1,169 £168 - -
£235 £1,750 £458 £224 -
£250 £2,331 £749 £514 -
£265 £3,289 £1,150 £805 -
£280 £5,613 £1,731 £1,262 -
£295 £7,937 £2,311 £1,843 -
£310 £10,261 £3,212 £2,423 -
£325 £12,585 £5,536 £3,661 £204
£340 £14,909 £7,860 £5,985 £495
£355 £17,233 £10,184 £8,309 £785
£370 £22,427 £12,508 £10,633 £1,223
£385 £28,237 £14,832 £12,957 £1,804
£400 £34,047 £17,156 £15,281 £2,385
£415 £39,857 £22,234 £17,605 £3,506

How to use this ready reckoner

  1. Find the table and column that relates to your family circumstances from the shaded top row.

  2. In the Total weekly income column find correct row for your family's total weekly income.

  3. At the point where the column and the row meet is where you will find out how much you will have to pay towards the cost of any work done to your house before you will receive grant aid.

You may be eligible for grant aid towards the balance, up to the maximum amount available, subject to approval.

Examples

Single Pensioner with an income of £175 per week will need to pay the first £177 of any grant approved work.
Pensioner couple with a joint income of £325 per week will need to pay the first £3,661 of any grant approved work.