get maximum benefit - which is based on their eligible rent; Housing Benefit: Eligible Rent = Eligible Housing £55 per week A couple have no non-dependants. Their joint weekly income exceeds their applicable amount by £20.00. Claimants with excess income get maximum benefit minus a percentage of their excess income; Housing Benefit: Eligible Rent = £50.00 Minus 65% Of Excess Income (65% X £20.00) = £13.00 Equals Weekly Housing Benefit = £37.00 Further information on benefits is available at the Department for Work and Pensions Website to visit.
Sometimes we can pay benefit before the date you claim. The law says that we can backdate a Housing Benefit claim for up to 1 month if you are of working age.How long it takes to work out your claim depends on how quickly you send in all the information and how busy we are when you make your claim.If you are making a new claim for benefit our aim to assess your entitlement within 24 days, sooner if you supply all the supporting evidence.Council Tax Support will be paid straight to your Council Tax account.You will receive a bill showing any amount you have to pay after benefit has been awarded.
In your request for backdating, you need to tell us the date you want to have your claim paid from and also the circumstances that prevented you from making your application earlier.