Help with paying rent
If you are in arrears or cannot pay your rent, Housing Services can carry out a benefit check to make sure you are receiving the correct benefits.
Even if you are working you may be entitled to claim Housing Benefit.
You should firstly contact the Housing Benefit department to find out why your benefit has stopped. Sometimes it is because you have not responded to information requested or because your income or benefit has changed.
If you need advice because you are no longer entitled to any Housing Benefit and you cannot afford to pay your rent, please contact us.
We need to find out whether the rent increase your landlord is asking has been correctly implemented.
If you are receiving Housing Benefit, this will not automatically increase just because your landlord wants a higher rent.
Please contact us for advice to see what help may be available to you.
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Contact Housing: Options Team
Adur & Worthing Councils,
44 Richmond Road,