Richmondshire District Council

Overpaid housing benefit payments

The recovery of overpaid housing benefit payments has restarted.

Richmondshire District Council suspended this work in April due to the coronavirus pandemic.

But from this week (July 13) payments of housing benefit will also include recovery of overpayments at the rate of £11.25 per week. Tenants are urged to remember to increase the amount paid to their landlord to account for this deduction. 

For more information about this, please contact the benefits team via email at or 01748 829100.

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