Benefits Notification Explained
Our full explanation of your Benefits Decision Notice will help you to understand it better. Please see the numbered explanations below.
- Your Benefits reference number. To help us deal with your query quickly, always quote this number when you contact us.
- The person who has been designated to receive the Benefit Decision Notice.
- The address where we are sending the Benefit Decision Notice.
- Your Council Tax reference number. Always quote this number when you contact the Council Tax department.
- If you rent your property this is your landlord’s reference number.
- Rent Reference – this only applies to Bradford Community Housing Trust tenants and is the Bradford Community Housing Trust reference number.
- The date the Benefit Decision Notice was issued.
- Contact telephone number – If you have any queries about your Benefit claim, you can phone this number.
- This is the name and address the Benefits Decision Notice relates to. If blank it relates to the name and address above (see 2 and 3).
- Reason for Calculation – a brief description of the reason this Benefits Decision Notice was produced.
- The weekly Benefit award is – This is the gross amount of Benefit you are entitled to before deductions are taken off.
- Benefit Payable – this is the actual amount of weekly Benefit you will receive.
- This is the gross amount of rent/council tax that your benefit is based on.
- The start date of your benefit that this Benefits Decision Notice relates to.
- Weekly eligible rent /council tax – this is the amount of rent / Council Tax that we take in to account when working out how much benefit you are entitled to.
- This is how your benefit will be paid.
- Non-Dependants This shows anyone over 18 who lives with you (excluding your partner).
Gross Income (Weekly) - the income they receive.
Deduction (Rent), Deduction (Council Tax) this is any deductions we make from your benefit because of this.
- Financial Details: This shows the income we have used to work out your benefit.
Disregarded income – this is any income that we don’t take into account.
Assumed Income from £xx Capital – this is can also be called tariff or notional income and must be included in the calculation of your benefit. This is not the actual interest earned or dividends received.
Applicable Amount this is the amount of money that the Government says that you and your family need to have a basic standard of living after household cost have been taken in to consideration . These are figures set by the Government each year.
The insert included with your Benefits Decision Notice will also assist you in understanding this information.