Benefits boost for Torridge families

CHANGES in the law coming into force in November will mean some people are now eligible to receive an increase in council tax or housing benefits, or may now qualify for benefits they didn t in the past, says Torridge District Council. Until now, child be

CHANGES in the law coming into force in November will mean some people are now eligible to receive an increase in council tax or housing benefits, or may now qualify for benefits they didn't in the past, says Torridge District Council.

Until now, child benefit has been taken into account in the calculation of housing and council tax benefits, but from November 2 this will no longer be the case.

The council advises that some of those already getting housing and council tax benefits may get an increase. They don't need to do anything as their claim will be automatically recalculated and they will receive a letter telling of the new award.

Some people currently not in receipt of housing and/or council tax benefit, may now qualify.


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To find out if you do, call ( 01237) 428700 and ask for benefits.

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