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Changes that could affect you.

 

An Introduction to Universal Credit

The ways in which you receive benefits are changing.

 

Welfare Reform - Housing Benefit changes from April 2016

  • From 1 April 2016, the maximum period for which a Housing Benefit claim may be backdated for working age customers will reduce.
  • From 1 April 2016, Housing Benefit paid under the temporary absence rule will change.
  • From 1 May 2016, entitlement to family premiums will change.

 

Welfare Benefits & Fairer Charging

South Staffordshire Council are now responsible for the delivery of the Welfare Benefits, Fairer Charging and Financial Assessment Services. 

 

Self Service

Self Service allows you to manage and view your Housing Benefit & Coucil Tax Support claim online.

 

You can;

  • Check your entitlement
  • Check the date that your next Housing Benefit payment is due
  • Viiew correspondence that has been sent to you

 

Local Housing Allowance Rates 

For new and existing customers.

The rates from April 2016 can be seen by clicking the following link

 

Benefit Cap

The benefit cap applies to people aged between 16 to 64, also known as 'working age'.

The cap means that households where no one is in work should not get more in benefits than

the average wage paid to people in work. This is after tax and National Insurance has been

taken off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contacts

 
Housing Benefit & Council Tax Support Enquiries       Revenues & Benefits                     
Telephone: (01902) 696668 South Staffordshire Council
Fax: (01902) 696630 Wolverhampton Road
Email: benefits@sstaffs.gov.uk Codsall
  South Staffordshire
  WV8 1PX

 

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