Think your housing benefit is wrong
When we have calculated your housing benefit we will send you a letter to tell you how much benefit you will get and how we will pay it. This is called a benefit notification.
You should check your notification carefully to make sure the details we have used to work out your benefit entitlement are correct.
If you think the decision we have made about your benefit is wrong, or you don’t understand it, you can take the following actions:
Making an appeal
You must appeal in writing, you can use the following form.
Appeal your housing benefit decision
Fill in and download this simple form.
Paperclip To complete this form you will need the date on the letter about the decision you want to appeal against.Download form
About your appeal
You must make your appeal within one month of the date of your original benefit notification, or within your extended time limit if you have asked for a statement of reasons. If you are appealing more than one month after the decision was made, you must say why your appeal is delayed.
Say exactly why you think the decision is wrong, for example:
- "I moved into the property on 1st June, not 1st July."
- "You have used the wrong wages to work out my benefit. I received £250 only during the Christmas week."
If you are appealing against more than one decision, you must say why you do not agree with each one.
Help to make an appeal
You may be able to get advice from a solicitor under the ‘legal-help scheme’. You can find out about this from a solicitor, or online at Citizens advice - help with legal costs - legal aid .
Where to send the form
- Kirklees Council, Benefit Appeals Section, Civic Centre 1, Huddersfield, HD1 2NF
- or hand it in at any Customer Service Centre or Library and Information Centre.