This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Housing Benefit - 8 weeks arrears appeal / compensation

What is a written statement of reasons?

When you have received a decision in writing, in most cases the decision is appealable within one month. However, you may also ask for a written statement of reasons which should give full details of how the decision was reached. A statement of reasons must be requested within one month of the decision. When a statement of reasons is requested, the one month time limit for appealing is put on hold until you receive the written statement of reasons and then the clock continues ticking.

The written statement must be provided to you within 14 days or as soon as reasonably practicable [Reg 10(2) HB & CTB (DA) Regs]

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