Changes that could affect you.
The ways in which you receive
benefits are changing.
- 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.
South Staffordshire Council are now
responsible for the delivery of the Welfare Benefits, Fairer
Charging and Financial Assessment Services.
Self Service allows you to manage and view your Housing Benefit
& Coucil Tax Support claim online.
- Check your entitlement
- Check the date that your next Housing Benefit
payment is due
- Viiew correspondence that has been sent to
For new and existing customers.
The rates from April 2016 can be seen by clicking the following
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