The Housing Benefit (Decision and Appeals) Regulations 2001 state that any 'person affected' by a relevant decision can ask the Council to revise its decision. It also states that a person affected can appeal against the Council's decision to an independent appeal tribunal.
A relevant decision is any matter concerning a claim for benefit, for example:
- the amount of benefit payable,
- the rent eligible for benefit,
- the calculation of a claimants income or the calculation
- the recovery of an overpayment.
Some decisions, mainly administrative decisions, do not carry a right of appeal. You will be notified if the matter you are disputing does not carry the right of appeal.
A request for a revision means that the Council will look again at its decision regarding a claim for benefit and will make sure that it has been done correctly.
An appeal means that a Tribunal, independent of the Council and the DWP, will consider the Council's decision.
How to make a Housing Benefit or Council Tax Benefit Appeal?
Please use the links below to find details on how to make a Housing Benefit or Council Tax Benefit related Appeal:
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