Can I still claim Housing Benefits If I Quit My Job?

This blog answers the question “Can I still claim Housing Benefits If I Quit My Job?”Housing Benefit is recently being replaced by Universal Credit for financing housing expenses so you can claim it instead. This blog also considers other options available for covering housing expenses when you quit your job. Can I still claim Housing … Read more

Can You Claim Unemployment Benefits if you own a house?

This blog answers the question “Can You Claim Unemployment Benefits if you own a house?” Unemployment Benefit eligibility requirements do not include owning or not owning a house. This blog also mentions other necessary conditions for getting unemployment benefits. Can You Claim Unemployment Benefits if you own a house? The one primary residence which you … Read more

How Long Can You Keep Your Council House Empty?

This blog answers the question “How Long Can You Keep Your Council House Empty?” An empty (council house) property is defined as owner occupied housing which has been left vacant (as a primary residence) for longer than 6 months. The blog considers the options homeowners have to voluntarily reoccupy the empty premises once their local … Read more

Can Council Tax Support be backdated?

The legal framework for backdating Council Tax Support The Compensation Allocation mechanism or backdating of Council Tax Support was created by Law No 92-125 of February 6, 1992. This mechanism is provided for in IV and V of Article 1609 of the General Tax Code CGI. With the Compensation Allocation Mechanism the EPCI is intended … Read more