Benefits - Claim Benefit on Two Homes

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Benefit on Two Homes Due to Unavoidable Liability

When people move from one rented property to another sometimes they have to pay rent on both homes for a limited period. In certain circumstances Housing Benefit can be paid in respect of both properties. If you have recently moved into a property and have to pay rent on your old property, as well as the new property you may be entitled to benefit on two homes.

What happens once I have completed the application form?

Each case is considered on the reason for the unavoidable overlap for both properties, and whether the Housing Benefit Regulations permit benefit on two homes for the situation described. If we need further information to support your application we may contact you. 

You will be notified in writing of the decision made, if you disagree with the decision you will be advised of your appeal rights.

If you have any queries regarding your application or any other benefit matter please contact our advice line on 01536 534235

However if you would like independent advice you can contact:

Citizens Advice Bureau
Municipal Offices
Bowling Green Road
Kettering Borough Council
NN15 7QX

Tel: 01536 482281
Open 9.00am - 2.00pm Monday to Friday.

Remember to notify Kettering Borough Council immediately of any changes to your circumstances.