Issue details

War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation Policy

The Housing Benefit regulations set a statutory disregard of £10.00 on War Pensions and Armed Forces compensation schemes when assessing a claimant’s entitlement to housing benefit. A local authority can at its discretion disregard the remaining amount.


This report seeks Cabinet’s approval to disregard amounts above £10.00 in the assessment of Housing Benefit.

Decision type: Policy framework

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 09/11/2022

Decision due: 9 Nov 2023 by Lewes District Council Cabinet

Decision due: 20 Nov 2023 by Lewes District Council Full Council

Lead member: Councillor Zoe Nicholson, Leader of the Council and Leader of the Green Group

Lead director: Director of Service Delivery

Department: Service Delivery

Contact: Bill McCafferty, Lead for Income Maximisation and Welfare Email: Tel: (01323) 415171.

Consultation process

Policy and Performance Advisory Committee (if requested)

Making Representations: None

Agenda items


  • Report