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Redditch Borough Council will shortly be sending out year-end letters to all recipients of housing benefit.

Each year housing benefit and council tax support is reviewed due to changes in benefits rates,rent and Council Tax. Letters will start hitting doormats from 9th March which will explain to residents what their housing benefit will be from April 2022.

The figure given is calculated based on the latest information a resident has given to the council or which has been received from the Department for Work and Pensions or HMRC.

Most residents will not need to do anything with this letter. However, if the details/income are not right or as expected in a resident’s letter, they will need to let the council know by completing a change in circumstance form.

This year, there are no separate council tax support letters being sent out to residents in receipt of council tax support payments. The amount due to be received will be shown on council tax bills instead.

Leader of the Council, Cllr Matt Dormer, said: “It’s very important that anyone in receipt of housing benefit checks their letter for any issues. The majority will be absolutely fine and won’t need actioning, but on the off chance some details haven’t been considered or it’s wrong in some way, we want to get this sorted for you as quickly as possible.”

For more details about these letters, an FAQ page has been set up at: