Do I need to submit a new claim form?

Do I need to submit a new claim form?

In some circumstances a new claim form for Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Support should be submitted.  You need to complete a new claim form and provide supporting evidence.
In other circumstances, you do not  have to complete a new form but should report the change of circumstances in writing
Reasons for submitting a new claim form.


Please note from 01/02/2017, if you are of Working Age and wish to make a new claim for help with your rent, you can no longer claim Housing Benefit and need to make a claim for Universal Credit.

Corby Borough Council will no longer be able to accept your claim for Housing Benefit.

This will not apply to you if you are already in receipt of Housing Benefit, of Pension Credit Age or you are in Supported Housing or have 3 dependant children.

Check your Pension Credit age

Link to Claim Universal Credit

If you require assistance with your Council Tax Support, you will need to claim with Corby Borough Council, irrespective of your age.


 1.The person who claims Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Support has died.  If you were the partner or a person living there, you should make a new claim in your own right.

2. The person who claims Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Support has moved out, goes to prison for more than 13 week or goes into permanent residential care.  If you are the partner, ex partner or a person living there, you should make a claim in your own right.

3. You have a rapid reclaim from the job centre but your last claim ended over 26 weeks ago.  You should complete a new claim form.

4. You have moved from a different council area.

5. You have no current active claim for benefit.

6. If you are claiming  Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support for the first time or  you have not received housing benefit/council tax benefit before.

For Example
This could be because your income has changed.
You may be entitled to Housing Benefit but not to Council Tax Support, your income changes and you would be entitled to Council Tax Support.  To claim Council Tax Support, you should complete  a new claim form.

If you move or your tenancy changes, you may need to complete a new form to claim the type of benefit you were not receiving at the old address.

For Example
You have received Housing Benefit for renting a room in a house.  You are not liable for the Council Tax at that property because your landlord is.  When you move to a council property, housing association property or a private rented property where you rent the whole property, you would be liable for Council Tax .  So you would need to complete a new claim form to claim Council Tax Support.
If you were moving from renting a room in one house to a renting a room in another house, you should complete a change of address form for private tenants.
If you were claiming Council Tax Support only at your previous property but then start to rent, you should complete a new claim form to claim Housing Benefit.

Change of Circumstances

1. Your partner has died and you are the person claiming Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support. Please bring in details of the bereavement and your new income and bank details when awarded.

2. Your partner has moved out  and you are the person claiming Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support. Please bring in details of the dates your partner and your new income and bank details when awarded.

3.  Change of Address.

If you are a council tenant or want to claim Council Tax Support only, please complete change of address form Council Tenant/Council Tax only.
If you are a private tenant or Housing Association tenant, please complete change of address form Private Tenants.

4. When an extended payment period (4 weeks extra benefit when you start work sometimes called a Housing Benefit run-on)  is granted.   To claim whilst working we need you to complete an in work claim form (which asked details of your work, employer, hours work(, earnings (payslips), tax credits.childcare costs and bank statements

5.  Any changes in circumstances, i.e.

a. income, (benefits, tax credits, wages)
b. rent, (increase, landlord)
c. capital, (increase or decrease)
d. household (children, non-dependants, partners move out or move in)
e. Status (becomes a student, unemployed)
f. Childcare costs change or stop

Housing Benefit Application Form
 

 

 

Last updated: Friday 29th September 2017 02:35:37 PM
Review date: Thursday 24th January 2019 03:00:18 PM