Potters Bar residents urged to report any circumstance changes

PUBLISHED: 15:02 05 February 2018

Hertsmere Council

Hertsmere Council

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Potters Bar residents are being urged to report any changes in their circumstances regarding housing benefits or council tax.

A Hertsmere Council spokeswoman said several things can affect residents’ benefits, such as moving house, having a baby, pension changes or people moving into or out of their home.

John Graham, portfolio holder for finance, said: “We have launched a communications drive to remind local people to report any changes in their personal circumstances as it may affect their benefits.”

As part of the campaign, the council is highlighting that help may be available to a resident who has received a housing benefit overpayment.

Cllr Graham adds: “It can be very worrying to find out you have been overpaid and have to pay that money back. Equally, it is frustrating to miss out on benefits that you would otherwise be entitled to.

“We want to make sure that you are in receipt of your correct benefit entitlement.”

For more information and to notify the council of your changes online go to www.hertsmere.gov.uk/ccp.

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