If you start a new job, become self-employed, or increase your working hours then, under certain circumstances, you may be able to continue to receive Housing Benefit for up to four more weeks.
You qualify for extended benefit payments if:
You will continue to receive payments as normal, however you must report any change in your circumstances within a month.
If you are on low income, you may still be entitled to claim Housing Benefit however, but you will need to provide details of your income and capital.
Don’t wait for the extended benefit period to finish. It is important to let us know quickly of any changes to your household, income etc – once we receive your evidence we can assess your entitlement again.