Housing Benefit (England, Scotland and Wales) - How do I challenge a Housing Benefit decision?
Housing Benefit is money to help you with your housing costs if you are on a low income. Housing Benefit is being replaced by Universal Credit.
How do I challenge a Housing Benefit decision?
If you disagree with the decision made on your benefit claim you can ask for a written statement of reasons. If you still believe the decision is wrong, for example due to incorrect information being used, you can ask for it to be looked at again, and/or appeal.
The time limits are strict; you will usually be given one month to dispute a decision, so it is important to seek advice and act quickly.
You can find more information on our Challenging a Housing Benefit decision guide.
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