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Prevent councils from suspending housing benefit payments during a review.

Submitted by Maryam Itani on Wednesday 15th April 2020

Published on Wednesday 1st July 2020

Current status: Closed

Closed: Friday 1st January 2021

Signatures: 20

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Petition Action

Prevent councils from suspending housing benefit payments during a review.

Petition Details

When councils review housing benefit, for example when you report a change in circumstance and they ask for more information they can stop payments. This means people can’t pay their rent. It means more debt. It could mean more evictions. If evicted for rent arrears they will be denied housing help.

Additional Information

I need the government to put something in place asap so that vulnerable people like myself and others who cannot pay their rent without help, won’t end up in rent arrears, debt, and very possibly homelessness, all because the council suspended their payments to assess their claim.


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