Housing Benefit - Appeals

After you have made your claim for Housing Benefit, you will receive a "decision notice".  If you think a decision that has been made about your Housing Benefit is wrong, you can appeal.  There are three steps you can take:

  1. Ask us to explain our decision
  2. Ask us to look at your claim again (known as a "revision")
  3. Ask for an independent tribunal to look at our decision

It is important to remember the time limits for asking for revisions and for appealing.  If you want us to explain our decision or look at the decision again, or if you want to appeal against it, you must do so within one month of the date on the decision notice.

For more information about the appeals process or to request an appeal, please contact the Benefits Section on 01923 773138 or e-mail 

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