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Benefit calculators and housing benefit award.

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Everythinghappensforareason1 Thu 11-Jun-15 23:01:44

Just wondering if anyone else has been in same position and any advice would be welcome.

Applied for housing benefit a few months ago, I got it awarded (35 per week) but all the calculators said I was entitled to more, therefore I asked for it to be reconsidered.

I get a letter today to say I am actually getting paid less now (28per week) and that I have been overpaid by £96. It doesn't make sense.

The councls own benefit calculator says I am entitled to 43 a week and entitled to website says I am entitled to £62 a week.

Anyone used these calculators and get different amounts?

What should my next step be? Thinking of sending the council a copy of what the calculators work my entitlement out as.

Any advice would be welcome


Everythinghappensforareason1 Fri 12-Jun-15 10:49:57


annielostit Fri 12-Jun-15 11:46:41

Ask the council how they came to the amount.
Entitled to calculators are just a guide.

6LittleOnes Fri 12-Jun-15 11:51:14

The calculators are there to give an estimate but are rarely accurate. But the council should have told you that when you applied.

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