Housing Benefit is paid in arrears usually ever four weeks. There are thirteen main payment runs in the financial year.
An overpayment is an amount of benefit that has been paid, but for which there was no entitlement under the Regulations.
In certain circumstances we can continue to pay you benefit during a temporary absence from your home.
Discretionary Housing Payments can be awarded to claimants when they cannot pay the difference between their benefit and their rent.
Use this form to pay back an overpayment of Housing Benefit. You will need the Housing Benefit invoice number to complete this form.
Use this form to request a paper copy of our discretionary housing payment form