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One welfare benefit that has been greatly reduced by tightened rule changes is the means-tested housing allowance.[39] Housing costs have become increasingly burdensome, especially for renters.[40] The 2006 budget includes modest increases in funds for the housing allowance.[41] The combination of various family income supports -- including transfers and tax policies -- is largely responsible for reducing disparities in disposable income among different family types.

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