Category Archives: Housing Benefit

Friday 16th June 2017 – I Receive Housing Benefit Decision Notice From Birmingham City Council

I’ve received a Benefit Decision Notice from Birmingham City Council today, (dated 12th June 2017). My gross rent is £101.40pw I’m entitled to £71.17pw Housing Benefit I must pay £30.23pw

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Wednesday 7th June 2017 – I Ring Birmingham City Council’s Automated Telephone Payment System on 0121 464 2001 To Pay Rent

I rang Birmingham City Council’s Automated Telephone Payment System on 0121 464 2001, and paid £12.99 Rent (my account was slightly in credit, hence I only needed to pay this).

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Tuesday 6th June 2017 – Another Trip To Erdington Customer Service Centre (Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit, & Rent)

it hardly requires the staff to break into a sweat to correctly date-stamp a couple of extra pages. Continue reading

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Monday 5th June 2017 – I Phone Birmingham City Council’s Rent Team on 0121 675 2006, To Clarify What I Must Pay

I rang Birmingham City Council’s Rent Team (for my area) on 0121 675 2006. “Q” said I must pay £12.99 today, then £32.07 per week. “Q” said I must put my change of circumstances in a letter, and take it … Continue reading

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Tuesday 9th May 2017 – I Slowly Rotted At Erdington Customer Service Centre (aka Erdington Advice Centre) For An Hour

Ridiculously, this service is only provided on Tuesdays and Thursdays, despite the centre being open 5 days a week. Continue reading

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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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