We may be able to pay up to 4 weeks Housing Benefit on your old home in addition to the Housing Benefit on your new home if you can show that having 2 tenancies at the the same time was unavoidable.

Also we can pay Housing Benefit for up to 4 weeks before you have moved in to the new home if:

  • you are waiting for adaptations to your new home which prevent you from moving in, or
  • you are moving out from residential care, or
  • you are waiting for a social fund loan for a cooker and you have a child under 5 years old

If you are moving into East Devon we may only pay the rent on your new home. Please contact the relevant council to claim Housing Benefit for your old home.