DHP reasonable living expenses

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  • #19594
    Anonymous
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    Does anyone have any standard figures for food etc that they use when calculating Discretionary Housing Payments.

    I have heard that there is something somewhere that gives figures of what is reasonable for an individual to spend on a weekly basis.
    ???

    #300
    markg
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    We use the ‘trigger figures’ from the Money Advice Trust. The CAB use these figures too, that’s where we got them from (in hard copy only). I searched on the internet and it took a while to find stuff but this might help:

    http://www.moneyadvicetrust.org/content.asp?cid=1

    trying to get to a list of the trigger figures is proving difficult on the web! Plenty of reference to them but can’t find a list of what the figures are. If you find ’em let me know please!

    #301
    Anonymous
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    Another site is:

    http://www.nationaldebtline.co.uk/england_wales/

    I’ve also cobbled together indicative costs for fuel and water from comparison sites. If you want to PM me I’ll send you a copy of what I’ve got.

    #302
    Anonymous
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    cheers Phil – thats very helpful – in conjunction with the money advice spreadsheet that we have hacked about – we have the basis of a robust policy – off the peg.

    thanks again

    #63419
    Anonymous
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    In relation to this thread, has anyone got any up to date figures they use?

    #63421
    John Boxall
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    Because it’s discretionary I might be a bit cautious about taking standard figures.

    I tend to take the figures the claimants provide unless they are excessive, which hasnt been the case so far on most applications

    Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery. The blossom is blighted, the leaf is withered, the god of day goes down upon the dreary scene, and—and in short you are for ever floored.

    Wilkins Micawber, Ch12 David Copperfield

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    Anonymous
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    The applicable amounts???

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