Housing benefit payments
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.
DHP can be awarded to Housing Benefit claimants when they can't pay the difference between their benefit and their rent.
Use this form to pay back an overpayment Housing Benefit. You will need the invoice number which starts with a 5 and is 9 digits long.