Your Internet Explorer is out of date

You are using an older version of Microsoft Internet Explorer which the Adur & Worthing Councils' website does not support.

This is an out of date web browser, and also potentially insecure. You should upgrade your browser for free to at least Internet Explorer 9 to use this website, or consider another web browser such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Opera.

Upgrade Internet Explorer from
RSS Facebook Twitter YouTube Google+ logo

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 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 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 Support entitlement. 

Back to top