Council to restart recovery of housing benefit over payments

The recovery of overpaid housing benefit payments has restarted.

Richmondshire District Council suspended this work in April due to the coronavirus pandemic.

But from this week payments of housing benefit will also include recovery of over payments at the rate of £11.25 per week.

Tenants are urged to remember to increase the amount paid to their landlord to account for this deduction.

For more information about this, please contact the benefits team on or 01748 829100.