Housing Benefits and Council Tax Support
When we give you too much benefit, we call it an 'overpayment'. If we give you too much benefit, we will send you a letter.
The letter we send you will tell you:
- why we gave you too much benefit
- how much the overpayment is
- if you have to pay back the amount
- how you can appeal if you think this is wrong
Reducing your overpayment
If you have an overpayment, this may be reduced by a payment of 'Underlying Entitlement.'
If your overpayment is created because we did not know what your circumstances were, and you could later provide the true information for the period the overpayment covered and you were entitled to the benefit and support, we can reduce your overpayment with the money you would have been entitled to.
In most cases we will send you a revised Council Tax bill, and you will usually have to pay more Council Tax.
Pages in Housing Benefits and Council Tax Support
- Housing and Council Tax Support
- Council Tax Support Scheme
- How is Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support calculated?
- How to claim
- Current claim
- What is Second Adult Rebate?
- What are discretionary housing payment and Council Tax Support discretionary fund?
- When will my Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support be paid?
- What happens if I am awarded benefit and I have a change in my circumstances?
- You are here: Overpayment
- Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support Fraud
- What to do if you disagree with a decision for Housing Benefit
- What to do if you disagree with a decision for Council Tax Support
- The Valuation Office Agency (VOA)
- Local Housing Allowance (LHA)
- Information from the Department of Work & Pensions regarding changes to Housing Benefit from April 2011
- Housing Benefit Change for Some Single People
- Changes to the Benefit System as of April 2013