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Change in capital

The amount of capital you have can affect the amount of Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction you're entitled to.

If you're of working age and not receiving income-based Jobseeker's Allowance, income-related Employment and Support Allowance, or Income Support, your entitlement to Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction will be affected if you have capital of £6,000 or more.

If you're of pensionable age and aren't receiving Pension Credit Guaranteed Credit, your entitlement to Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction will be affected if you have capital of £10,000 or more.

For people of any age (unless you're receiving Pension Credit Guaranteed Credit), you'll no longer be entitled to claim Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction if your capital reaches £16,000 or more. You'll therefore need to provide proof of your increased capital and the date you reached this limit.

We'll need to see bank statements for all accounts you have to show your total capital.

Complete the change in capital online form.