Category Archives: Birmingham City Council

Wednesday 15th March 2017 – I Receive Benefit Decision Notice From Birmingham City Council, re: Rent, HB & CTB

The Decision Notice is dated the 8th March 2017, yet it was only delivered this afternoon! It informs me that I’ve been overpaid £31.74 in HB,, and that I’ll now be liable to pay £15.87 each week from 8th March … Continue reading

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Tuesday 17th January 2017 – I’m In Rent Arrears, Waiting For My Income Support (4th claim) To Be Processed

I rang my Rent service, man said I’m just over £100 in rent arrears. I said I’m waiting for my new I.S. (4th claim) to be processed (in Handsworth), (which impacts upon HB & CTB). I then rang 0121 464 … Continue reading

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Thursday 5th January 2017 – I Attend Erdington Customer Service Centre (HB & CTB), & Erdington Jobcentre (re: I.S. 4th claim)

I travel to Erdington Customer Service Centre first thing this morning, as it apparently gets really busy later, & people can be there for hours. So bright & early for me, in & out quicker. I wrote a letter to … Continue reading

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Tuesday 15th November 2016 – Birmingham City Council Phone Me – Satisfaction Survey (Rent)

“F” rang me from Birmingham City Council, to conduct a Satisfaction Survey, re: my phone call to their Rent Service on 31/10/16. I suggested that Erdington Customer Service Centre needs to be more helpful, & automatically send urgent emails to … Continue reading

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Thursday 10th November 2016 – Birmingham City Council Confirms No Arrears On My Rent Account

I rang Birmingham City Council’s Rent Team. “M” confirmed that £819 Housing Benefit Arrears were paid into my Rent A/C on 7th Nov 2016. My Rent A/C is now clear.

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Thursday 3rd November 2016 – My Local Councillor Phones Me re: Housing Benefit & My Rent Account

My local Birmingham City Councillor rang me, & said my rent account will be rectified on 7th Nov 2016. He gave me the local MP’s phone number, as he might be able to assist with DWP issues.

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Thursday 3rd November 2016 – I Phone Birmingham Rent Service, My Rent A/C Will Be Cleared On 7th November 2016! Hoorah!

I phoned Birmingham City Council’s Rent Service, “T” said my Housing Benefit has been updated, and the full amount of HB that’s due will be paid into my Rent A/C on Monday 7th November 2016, so my rent arrears will … Continue reading

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