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Our Customer Service opening hours will change from 3 April 2017. Opening hours will be 8.45pm - 4.45pm, Monday to Friday. The Payment Centre hours will be 9am - 4.15pm, with credit/debit card payments only between 1pm and 2pm. 

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Housing benefit or council tax reduction appeal

How to make an appeal if you were unsuccessful with your housing benefit application or council tax reduction application or how to appeal a benefit or council tax reduction change.

We will write to you with a decision about housing benefit or council tax reduction, if you have either:

  • Made a claim.
  • Had a change of circumstances which affects your benefit.
  • Been told you have to pay back benefit.

How do I make an appeal?

If you are affected by a decision about housing benefit or council tax reduction you have the right of appeal.

Housing benefit or council tax reduction appeal

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