Frequently Asked Questions
Browse questions frequently asked Wyre Council.
The general rule is that housing benefit and council tax benefit entitlement will start from the Monday after the council receives your completed claim form, or from the Monday after the date you first contacted the council (or Department for Work and Pensions, Job Centre Plus or Pension Service). For new tenants and people who become liable to pay council tax for the first time, benefit can start from the actual date you moved in, or became liable. This is only the case if you make your claim before you move in, or within the same week (a benefit week runs from Monday to Sunday).