Loading, please wait

Housing benefit: decisions you cannot appeal against

  • Council tax and benefits

If you're the person affected by a decision that we've made regarding your Housing Benefit,  you'll usually have the right of appeal.

There are some ocassions when you can't.

Some of the decisions you can't appeal against

  • Which partner in a couple may claim
  • Who can claim for someone unable to act for themselves
  • When, how and to whom payments are made
  • The amount of Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rate we have used to calculate your benefit, although you can appeal about the number of bedrooms
  • How often payments are made
  • How much we pay when we have not yet finalised your award - called 'payment on account'
  • Suspending your claim or payments
  • What is an overpayment of council tax benefit
  • How we decide to recover an overpayment
  • Recovering overpayments from other social security benefits
  • The income we have used to make our decision, if the income has been decided by the Pension Service
  • Awards of discretionary housing payments, and their amounts

There may be other decisions that you can't appeal against. Please read your notification letter carefully, as it will tell you whether you can appeal or not. 


  • Benefits Service Appeals
  • London Borough of Barnet
    P.O. Box 2015
    WR10 9BG
  • Tel: 020 8359 2000
  • Email: benefit.appeals@barnet.gov.uk

Rate this page