Reviewing your claim

If you are in receipt of housing benefit and/or a council tax reduction, we may carry out a review of your claim from time to time. We do this to ensure that your claim details are up to date and that you are getting the correct entitlement.

When a review is due, you will be asked to complete a review form. We will ask you to send us evidence of income, capital and rent for you, your partner and any other people in your household and to tell us about any changes in your circumstances that you have not yet reported.

Once you send us your form, we will review your entitlement and take account of any changes. We will notify you if this alters your weekly housing benefit and will send you a revised council tax bill if there has been a change to your council tax reduction.

Entitlement review form

Reporting changes

It is important that you tell us about any changes in your circumstances or those of any member of your household, as soon as they happen. Failure to report a change may mean that you are paid excess benefit that you will have to pay back or that you could be prosecuted for benefit fraud. Further details can be found by visiting the change in circumstances page