Housing benefit claims processing faster in West Dorset

Housing benefit claims processing faster in West Dorset

Published by The Wessex FM News Team at 2:10pm 26th October 2018.

16 days is the duration for the average claim.

New housing benefit claims are being processed faster locally.

Latest figures show that West Dorset has improved from almost 22 days for the average claim in the last financial year to 16 days on the latest quarterly figures.

Weymouth and Portland has improved from almost 20 days to 14 days and North Dorset from 19 days to 16 days.

But the figures for processing housing benefit change of circumstances has got worse – from 4.5 to 6 days for West Dorset; 5.3 days to 6 days at Weymouth and Portland and from 5.6 days to 6 days at North Dorset.

By Trevor Bevins, Local Democracy Reporter