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Earnings Disregards

Volume 300: debated on Thursday 13 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if she will estimate what the level of all earnings disregards under income support, family credit and housing benefit would be had they been uprated in line with earnings since 1988. [12779]

The information is set out in the table.

BenefitRate when introducedDate of introductionCurrent rateValue if increased in line with earnings since date introduced
Income support5April 198858·50
10October 19961010·40
15April 19881525·60
Family credit51·45April 198877·1587·70
Family credit40October 19946044·75
child care
Housing benefit5April 198858·50
10April 19881017·10
15April 19881525·60
15April 19882525·60
Housing benefit child care disregard40October 19946044·75
child care