Extended Payments

What Are Extended Payments?

Extended payments are payments of Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support that can be paid for 4 weeks after the date that someone starts work.

Extended payments are available to people who:

  • Are currently in receipt of Housing Benefit and / or Council Tax Support.
  • Have been in continuous receipt of either Income Support, Jobseekers Allowance, Incapacity Benefit or Severe Disability Allowance for at least 26 weeks.
  • Have stopped receiving Income Support, Jobseekers Allowance, Incapacity Benefit or Severe Disability Allowance because they have started work.
  • Have started a job which is expected to last for at least five weeks.
  • Are going to be working over 16 hours per week

How Much Will Be Paid

Extended payments will be paid at the same rate as the amount of Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support that was being paid immediately prior to the date that someone starts work.

How To Apply For Extended Payments

You must notify the Council in writing:

  • That you have started / are due to start work.
  • The number of hours that you are going to be working each week.
  • That the job is expected to last for more than five weeks.

This information must be supplied to the Council within one month of the date that you start work.

What Happens When Extended Payments End?

If you want to continue to claim Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support when your Extended Payment stops you will need to complete and return a new Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support application form giving details of your new circumstances.

Contacting The Council

You may post your information / application form to:

South Worcestershire Revenues and Benefits Shared Services
P.O Box 11
Pershore
Worcestershire
WR10 1PU

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This page was last reviewed 17 March 2014 at 16:08 by Sandra Gordon.
The page is next due for review 13 September 2014.
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