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Housing Benefit - payment on account/interim payment

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Housing benefit help
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Housing benefit help
Hi all,

I'm hoping you can help clear something up for me - I've just handed in a claim for housing benefit, and in anticipation of it taking longer than expected, I have been looking up "payment on account" and "interim payments" of the benefit just in case.

However, no where does it seem to say how much a payment on account would be... I know you can only request it a fortnight after all the necessary information is handed in, but does that mean it only covers 2 weeks of your potential housing allowance, or does it cover the full 4 weeks.

I'm hoping someone who's been in receipt of one could tell me as trying to work out a budget based on receiving only 2 weeks of housing allowance before my next rent due date is causing me to tear my hair out...

Thanks in advance,
Charley

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