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.