Friday 30th September 2016 – Birmingham City Council’s Website Says I Don’t Need To Complete Change Of Circumstances Form, If Change Is DWP Related (I’m Waiting For Income Support 3rd Claim To Be Paid & Backdated)

As instructed in the “SUSPENDED BENEFIT” letter that I received from Birmingham City  Council on 20th Sept 2016, I visit their website to complete their change of circumstance form, as I still haven’t got any new DWP benefit in payment yet, so my Housing Benefit & Council Tax Benefit are still suspended.

The Guidance Notes on Birmingham City Council’s website, on the “Tell us what’s changed” page, says this:

  • “Please note if you have started to receive or had a change in your Income Support, Jobseekers Allowance income based, Employment and Support Allowance or Pension Credit Guarantee, we will be notified by the Department for Works and Pensions of your income change. You therefore don’t need to tell us of this change unless you have had any other changes that has resulted in the change to your income.”

So I don’t need to complete their on-line “Changes” form after all! The DWP will notify Birmingham City Council when, presumably, my new Income Support (3rd) Claim goes into payment, and is backdated to the 7th September 2016.

About slowlyrotting

I am constantly having to deal with several different benefits issues. I've got Appeals and Tribunals coming out of my ears, and have pretty much lost any faith I ever had in the British Justice/Tribunals system. I've lost count of the formal complaints I've had to make. I've had numerous interactions with the DWP, HMRC, Birmingham City Council, etc for years, so I've literally got several hundred posts (maybe thousands) to compose for this website. I can't post them to here as quick or as often as I'd like to, for a variety of reasons. Over the last few years, I have endured a conveyor belt of shit decisions from HMCTS. The piss-poor postal services that HMCTS, HMRC, Birmingham City Council, the DWP, & CSA rely on (bulk printing and several different carriers), compound the ineptitude of these departments and agencies. I intend to go back years, eventually. But at this rate, I don't think I'll ever get to post everything I want to. You can see from what I've put up so far that I've got a lot of crap to deal with. I'm probably not even 1% or 2% done. I am slowly rotting....................
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