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Supplementary Benefit

Volume 976: debated on Wednesday 16 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if the amount of £2,000 referred to in paragraph 19 of Cmnd. 7773, "Reform of Supplementary Benefits Scheme", will be raised when the general level of benefits is raised.

The amount of capital to be ignored in determining a person's eligibility for supplementary benefit will be prescribed in regulations, together with the amounts to be disregarded of any income the claimant may have. These amounts will be reviewed from time to time as resources permit.