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Appeals

 

There are no appeal rights against the actual local Council Tax Support "Scheme"

However, you can dispute, request an explanation or a reconsideration of you think the amounts or dates  used within our decision are incorrect, this may include details of your household, income or capital.

 

How do I dispute, request an explanation or a reconsideration regarding my Council Tax Support?

You should contact us and tell us why you think it is wrong, we will have another look at it and correct any errors. There is no time limit in requesting this however this must be done in writing and must be signed by the person who is affected by the decision. 

 
If you do not tell us you may be paying to much Council Tax. On the other hand you may be not paying enough, which we will have to recover from you later.
 
If we do not respond to you within 2 months, or if you still do not agree with our decision you may appeal direct to the Valuation Tribunal.
 
 

How do I Appeal against a Council Tax Support decision/reconsideration?

If you are appealing against a decision that affects your Council Tax Benefit for a period prior to 1st April 2013, you can appeal to an independent tribunal which you must do within one month of the date of this letter.

 

If you are appealing against a decision that affects your Council Tax Support for a period after 1st April 2013, you should write to us stating why you think it is wrong. We will look at your claim again and write to you with our decision. If we do not respond to you within 2 months, or if you still do not agree with our decision you may appeal direct to the Valuation Tribunal. You have a further 2 months in which to contact the Valuation Tribunal.

 

For further information on the Valuation Tribunal Service, please click here...

 

If you would like any independent advice regarding our decisions, you can contact your local Citizens Advice Bureau.  

 
There are no costs associated with appealing against a decision for Council Tax Support.
 

 

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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