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How do I make a new claim?

 

It is possible to obtain an estimation of your entitlement to Housing Benefit/ Council Tax Support using our on-line Benefits Calculator before submitting a claim.

 

The easiest way to make an application is:

To complete the on-line application form Benefits Calculator for Housing Benefit/ Council Tax Support. 

 

Alternatively you can:

  • Request an application form by calling the Benefits Department on (01902) 696668,
  • Complete an application form available from our main council offices at Codsall or your local housing office,
  • Write to the address below and an application form will be issued to you to complete and return to:
          Revenues & Benefits Services Unit
          South Staffordshire Council
          P.O. Box 1644
          Wolverhampton
          WV8 1ZF

 

If you have any difficulties with filling in the form either call into our offices where a member of our Solutions staff will assist you or you can telephone our offices for assistance.

 
It is important that you complete and return your application form as soon as possible, as any delay may result in you losing Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support entitlement. Housing Benefit/ Council Tax Support is generally paid from the Monday following receipt of the form either at the Council Offices or the Department for Work & Pensions.
 
Any supporting documentation should accompany the application form where possible. However this can be provided within one month from the date your claim is received. You must provide original documents as we cannot accept photocopies. Please click on Proof required for submitting a claim for further information.
 
For Information on the Local Authority's new scheme Council Tax Support, click here.
 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LGSL No: 69

 

 

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