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I get pension credit, I am over 70 and have savings of £30000,

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I get pension credit, I am over 70 and have savings of £30000, will I get housing benefit

Thank you for your question. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will try to help with this.

I am sorry but you will not.

If you have savings of over £16k then you do not qualify until you spend those savings until you are under £16k and then you are eligible on a sliding scale until you have £6k left and then you can claim full housing benefit.

I am very sorry.

Can I clarify anything for you?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Does that mean U loose housing benefit and community charge benfit also

You would lose any means tested benefit if you had savings of £30k I'm afraid.
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