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Claimants – Payment due on 28th December 2020
If a cheque payment, that is due on 28th December 2020, needs to be stopped or redirected you must contact us before 22nd December 2020.
If you pay rent to live in your home and have a low income, you may be able to receive help by claiming housing benefit. On this page you will find links to all of our forms and information about housing benefits.
There is also information about:
If you still have a query, you can contact us online or find the housing benefit number in the contacts directory. Details of the housing offices that handle housing benefit enquiries – Buckland, Leigh Park and Paulsgrove – are included.
If you wish to apply for housing benefit, don’t delay in making your claim whether you’re a private, housing association or council tenant.
Apply for housing benefit online, or alternatively call or email the benefits service to register your intention to claim, including your name, address, phone number and national insurance number – your eligibility is considered from the day we receive your call, email or application form.
If you live in accommodation rented to you by a local authority, registered housing association or other registered provider of social housing, the way we calculate your housing benefit changed from April 2013.
A 14% reduction will be made to your applicable maximum rent if you under-occupy your home by a single bedroom and a 25% reduction for two bedrooms or more.
The new rules will allow you one bedroom for:
If you think you need an extra bedroom due to your child’s disability, please contact the benefits service for advice.
There are certain circumstances where the size limit rules will not be applied: