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Capital/Savings

Capital/Savings

If you have capital/savings over £16,000 you will not be entitled to Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction unless you are aged 60 or over and receiving Guarantee Pension Credit.

How we work out how much your capital is worth

  • We take the balance of all the Bank, Building Society, Post Office, current account and savings accounts you have along with Premium Bonds, National Savings Certificates, Stocks & Shares, Land or Property, ISAs;
  • We calculate the value of your Stocks & Shares at current market value less a 10% reduction for selling costs;
  • All your capital/savings are added together to establish a total figure. From the "total figure" a weekly tariff income is then calculated.

If you have capital/savings less than £6000, no tariff income applies.

Under 60

If you are aged under 60 and you have capital/savings between £6,000 and £16,000, under the regulations we have to assume that you get £1 of income per week from every £250 of savings over £6,000. This is your tariff income.

60 and over

If you are aged 60 and over and you have capital/savings between £10,000 and £16,000, under the regulations we have to assume that you get £1 of income per week from every £500 of savings over £10,000. This is your tariff income.

For Further Information Contact

Revenue Services
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000
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