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.
Start the journey
More info about the journey
- your tenancy
- the date you viewed your new home
We aim to process your claim within 14 days of you giving us all the information we need.
If evidence is needed, please supply this as quickly as possible. We will write or email to confirm what we require.
You can now email your evidence to email@example.com. We can accept scanned images or photographs of your evidence.
The quicker you provide the information, the quicker we can process your application.
You have to complete this form online. There are no paper forms.
If you don't have a computer, there’s access to the web in lots of places.