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How do I contact Lewisham Housing Benefit?

How do I contact Lewisham Housing Benefit?

Use our online web portal My Lewisham Homes for any enquiries, call 0800 028 2 028 or email [email protected].

How can I contact Lewisham Council?

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  1. 020 8314 6000.
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Does HMRC share information with Housing Benefit?

Sharing information Data may be shared with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for the purpose of ensuring the accuracy of your claim and for the prevention and detection of fraud, or for purposes of overpayment recovery. We may also share it with other local authorities.

Is Lewisham a nice place to live?

Living in Lewisham gives you access to a range of amenities, from local street markets to cultural venues. Excellent travel connections and nearby neighbourhoods like Blackheath and Greenwich (where our Union Wharf building is) provide lots of variety for an area that is fast becoming one of South London’s finest gems.

What is Lewisham known for?

The modern borough of Lewisham stretches from the Thames, down to Beckenham Place Park in the south, and across from Forest Hill in the west of the borough to Grove Park Cemetery in the east. It’s probably most well known for being home to a massive cat statue, the Horniman Museum and Millwall FC.

Is Lewisham a rough area?

Crime and Safety in Lewisham. Lewisham is among the top 20 most dangerous boroughs in London. The overall crime rate in Lewisham in 2021 was 85 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to London’s overall crime rate, coming in 1.5% lower than the London rate of 87 per 1,000 residents.

What do Housing Benefit look for on bank statements?

Bank statements are requested for proof of capital/assets and sometimes for proof of income as we can see the income being paid into your bank account and accept this as evidence of the income that you receive.

Why does Universal Credit ask for landlord details?

Why Does Universal Credit Ask For Landlord’s Details? In the circumstance that payments need to be made directly to the landlord, universal credit will phone them to ensure they have the correct payment information and that the appropriate amounts will be paid.

Is Lewisham a posh area?

It’s still possible to sweep up gorgeous properties for better-than-average prices here, as gentrification is happening at a much slower pace than in other parts of London. In fact, Lewisham is seen as one of the best value areas in Zone 2. It’s also a very well-connected area.

How can I reduce my council tax in Lewisham?

If you are on a low income, you may be eligible for a reduction in council tax. Home owners, private tenants and private sector landlords may be eligible for a grant or interest-free loan for home maintenance and other costs. Between May and August 2019 we consulted on proposals to introduce licensing for all private rented homes in Lewisham.

What do you need to know about Housing Benefit changes?

You must tell us about any change in your circumstance that may affect your housing benefit entitlement. Changes we need to know about include: your income support, jobseeker’s allowance, employment support allowance or guarantee credit stops your savings or capital increase. Read our guide on how to submit your evidence online.

What are the exceptions to the Housing Benefit rules?

exceptional cases such as caravans, houseboats and hostels cases where the rent officer judges that a substantial part of the rent is attributable to board and attendance (for example, hotel accommodation). Exempt cases will have their housing benefit calculated under the different housing benefit rules.

What is Local Housing Allowance (LHA)?

The local housing allowance (LHA) provides housing benefit for private tenants. Some online services for Council Tax, Benefits and Business Rates may not be working We are looking to fix these issues as soon as possible. The amount of weekly local housing allowance (LHA) that you get depends on your income and savings.