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Housing Benefit Section

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HOUSING BENEFIT provides help with paying your rent.  The amount of help to which you may be entitled will depend on your income, savings and family circumstances. 

LOCAL COUNCIL TAX SUPPORT (LCTS) provides help paying your Council Tax.

To MAKE A CLAIM for Housing Benefit and/or (LCTS) you will need to complete an application form, which need to completed electronically. Please click here to claim.


UNIVERSAL CREDIT - From 1st January 2018, Universal credit is not available for those in the Gosport area. Therefore, new single jobseekers in Gosport can claim Housing Benefit. We expect Universal Credit to be reintroduced in our area from November 2018.Please check here


 

Report a change in your circumstances


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Already claiming and want to tell us about a change in your circumstances ?

Tell us ONLINE and ON TIME!

Complete the online change of circumstance form AND attach any documents to evidence your change here

Where any additional information is required, we will contact you to tell you about this. We will contact you by telephone, text, email or by letter.


Here are some examples of changes that may affect the amount of benefit you are entitled to:-

  • you start or leave a job;
  • any of your children leave school or leave home;
  • anyone moves into or out of your home (including lodgers and sub-tenants);
  • if you cease to be entitled to Income Support or Jobseekers Allowance;
  • your income or the income of anyone living with you, including benefits and Tax Credits, changes;
  • your capital, savings or investments change;
  • you or anyone living with you becomes a student, goes on a Youth Training Scheme, goes into hospital or a nursing home, goes into prison, or gets, changes or leaves a job;
  • your rent or your landlord changes;
  • you move address;
  • you or your partner are going to be away from home for more than a month;
  • you receive any decision from the Home Office


If you are unsure about what you need to tell us, or if need any further information regarding Housing Benefit or LCTS, please contact the Benefits Section on (023) 9254 5325. or email benefits@gosport.gov.uk

 

For more information about electronic communications, see the directive (Adobe PDF format) authorising us to do this.



Advice: If you are applying for Housing Benefit and/or Local Council Tax Support

 

Local Housing Allowances (for those that rent privately)

 

Housing Benefit Size Criteria and the Benefit Cap

 

 

Do you know someone who is claiming benefit to which they may not be entitled?

 


If the answer to the above question is yes, telephone this office on (023) 9254 5545 giving full details so that allegations can be investigated.  Alternatively, fill out our online 'Housing Benefit - Reporting a Fraud' form.
 
Any information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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