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If you are looking to make a Housing Benefit claim, call (Calls cost 7ppm + network charges) 0843 506 9228 – their experienced staff are on hand to ensure your enquiry is dealt with as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Since its introduction, Housing Benefit has been pivotal to the Government’s welfare policy. Although the benefit remains a controversial claim for many, it’s also a lifeline for people struggling to pay rent due to their own unique situations.
If you’re earning under £16,000 p.a, Housing Benefit may be available.
Those currently responsible for paying rent and earning less than £16,000 per year (through work or benefits payments) and have less than £16,000 in savings could possibly claim. Certain restrictions do apply depending upon individual circumstances – with one key example being that students are typically not eligible for Housing Benefit.
Housing Benefit limitations
It’s true to say that the DWP (Department for Work and Pensions) have tightened legislation in recent years. For example, there are benefit caps in place for those aged 16 to 64 effecting certain councils from April 2013. It’s important to notify the Housing Benefits team of any changes in your circumstances as this could affect the amount of Housing Benefit you could possibly claim. To update your records call (Calls cost 7ppm + network charges) 0843 506 9228.
What can the Housing Benefit team do for you?
Enquiries made to the Housing Benefits Office vary in nature. These range from new claim applications and problems with existing payments through to simply changing personal details. Their experienced team has the knowledge needed to answer all Housing Benefit queries – and their helpline is known to have a department especially for those looking at making a new claim.
Housing Benefit claims opening hours
With their helpline largely run around those of the wider DWP, Housing Benefit advisors are available to take your call from 8am until 6pm Monday to Friday – although their offices are closed at weekends and on Bank Holidays. Anyone looking to make a phone call is advised to do so outside of peak hours, with the early morning and late in the evening both recommended to avoid queues.
Is there a direct address I can write to in order to discuss Housing Benefit?
There is actually no direct address to write to when discussing your Housing Benefit claim. Whilst the DWP are responsible for monitoring this benefit, it is your local council who are the body responsible for paying it, so dependent on where you live in the country, the address you need will vary. You can however see a list of contacts on the Gov.uk website here
Speak to a member of the Housing Benefit team by calling (Calls cost 7ppm + network charges) 0843 506 9228 and start your claim today.
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