HC Deb 19 April 1996 vol 275 cc631-2W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many local authorities have withdrawn the war widows pension disregard from housing benefit calculations. [24924]

Mr. Roger Evans

None. All local authorities must disregard the first £10 of a war widow's pension in housing benefit and council tax benefit calculations. In addition, the whole of any war widows supplementary pension, currently worth £51.71, is also disregarded.

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