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can you cancel your housing benefit claim?

(5 Posts)
FatimaShitbread Sat 20-Feb-16 15:53:41

Hi all. I rent from my half brother and claim housing benefit to help towards the cost. I would like to end my claim as I have just had a small pay rise at work (this month) and can't be doing with the hassle it brings. If it is easy to end my claim do I need to give a reason or can I just write a letter to say I would like it to end on whatever date?

FatimaShitbread Sat 20-Feb-16 20:10:34

Bump for those not watching Ant and Dec!

Akire Sat 20-Feb-16 20:13:53

Yes she ring the housing department or write and say a change in circumstance and will no longer claim after X date.

unimaginativename13 Sun 21-Feb-16 19:59:26

You rent from family and claim housing benefit hmm

That is one of the questions on the application as its not allowed.

FatimaShitbread Mon 22-Feb-16 06:27:04

Thanks for your reply's. The council know I rent from my brother unimaginative don't know why I added that tbh as it's not really relevant to this thread. We have a tenancy agreement drawn up by his solicitor and we're completely honest with the council from the start. There has never been an issue with it.

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