For HB and CTS we normally start your claim from the Monday after you first made contact with us or the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), but only if you return a properly completed claim form within one month of us issuing it.If the form is not returned in that time, the claim will start from the Monday after we get your claim form.If someone fails to request the backdate when they make their new claim for Housing Benefit, and this isn’t spotted for a month or more then, even if they had good cause for why they did not claim earlier, they will not be able to get their claim for Housing Benefit backdated at all.Family fun day at Silver and Byers Court Recently, children and families joined Keniston staff and gathered in the communal garden to celebrate some family fun.
It is therefore very important that you contact as soon as you want to claim.
This 4 weeks can be extended to 26 weeks for The time limit of 4 weeks can be extended by up to a further 4 weeks where the reason for the absence from Great Britain is in connection with the death of a close relative and the Housing Benefit Section considers it unreasonable to expect the claimant to return to Great Britain with 4 weeks.
There is a 9 month exemption for people employed for 52 weeks or more when they claim benefit, who lost their job through no fault of their own Local Authorities will administer the cap by deducting from Housing Benefit payments, although it will eventually form part of the Universal Credit system.
From 1 April 2013 the Government is introducing new rules that set out the number of bedrooms Housing Benefit will pay for if you are renting from a registered housing association.
The date your claim will start depends on how and when you claim HB or CTS.