Adur District residents: Benefits for Adur residents are administered by the CenSus Partnership.
Worthing Borough residents: Benefits for Worthing residents are administered by Worthing Borough Council - please refer to the information below.
Restart a claim
If it's more than 26 weeks since your claim was cancelled from or your circumstances have changed, you will need to complete a new claim.
You can restart a previous claim using a process called Rapid Reclaims. This is a fast process for customers who:
Have previously been awarded Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Benefit/Support based on entitlement to Income Support or Job Seeker's Allowance, and
Cancelled their claim because they have started work for a short period, and
Are now re-claiming Income Support or Job Seeker's Allowance, and
Also want to reclaim Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Benefit/Support, and their circumstances are exactly the same as when they last claimed.
We will only be able to accept a Rapid Reclaim form if it is less than 26 weeks since the end of your previous Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Benefit/Support entitlement.
These benefits contact details are for Worthing residents. Adur residents should use the CenSus Partnership's website for benefits information. To find out whether you are an Adur or Worthing resident, please set your location.
Adur & Worthing Councils,
PO Box 5000,
Worthing Town Hall,