Cabinet considered the head of finance’s report, seeking approval for the council to continue to disregard war pensions and war widow(er)’s pensions in calculating housing benefit entitlement.
Cabinet noted that it was being asked to re-affirm the council’s previous policy without change. Cabinet endorsed the recommendations.
RECOMMENDED to Council to re-affirm its decision to approve the disregard of War Pensions and War Widow(er)’s pensions:
(i) in full as income above the statutory £10.00 per week disregard in the calculation of Housing Benefit entitlement; and
(ii) in full as income in relation to the means tested assessment of Council Tax Reduction Scheme discount.