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Benefit appeals

How to appeal

Council Tax fees

Further information

If you feel that the amount of Housing or Council Tax benefit you receive is incorrect, you are able to appeal.

How to appeal

Sometimes you may not agree with our decision on how much Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction we will award you, or you may want to dispute any overpayments we've made. In such circumstances, you can:

  • ask us for a more detailed explanation
  • ask us to look at our decision again, or
  • appeal against our decision.

You must do this within one month of the date on the decision letter.

If you are unsure please ask us to look at your decision again - you can still appeal at a later date if you still do not agree with us.

To appeal you should:

Council Tax fees

See our banding and valuation page for details of how to appeal against Council Tax charges.

Further information

For further details about the appeal process, see pdf icon housing benefits appeals and challenges [236kb].



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