To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the 2009-10 personal allowance for council tax benefit is for (a) single people aged under 25 and lone parents aged under 18, (b) single people aged 25 to 59 and lone parents aged 18 to 59, (c) single people aged 60 or over, (d) couples where both partners are aged under 18, (e) couples where the older partner is aged 18 to 59 and (f) couples where the older partner is aged 60 or over.
The information is in the table.
|Council tax benefit personal allowance rates for 2009-10|
|Single people aged under 25||50.95|
|Lone parent aged under 18||0|
|Single people aged 25-59 (or any age entitled to main phase ESA)||64.30|
|Lone parents aged 18-59||64.30|
|Single person/lone parent aged 60-64||130.00|
|Single person/lone parent aged 65 or over||150.40|
|Couples, both partners aged under 18||0|
|Couples where older partner is aged 18-59||100.95|
|Couples where one or both are aged 60 or over, but both are aged under 65||198.45|
|Couples where one or both are aged 65 or over||225.50|
| Notes: |
1. Nil rate quoted as a person must be aged 18 or over in order to be liable for council tax.
2. Rates quoted above do not include any additional allowances which might be applicable, for example in respect of children.