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Revenues and Benefits Service Standards

​​​​​​​​​We always strive to deal with Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support claims as quickly as we can. When it's very busy, we can't guarantee we'll always achieve our standards but we'll always try our best.

Claim Housing Benefit and Local Council Tax Support

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support processing times

We process most new claims and changes in circumstances within 2 weeks.

It will take longer if we have to wait for your supporting evidence, but once you've provided this we'll process your claim straight away.

Ringing us for help ​with your claim

We try to answer phone calls within 20 seconds during office hours. Please bear with us when we're very busy, we always try to take your call as soon as we can.

Changes to your Council Tax account

Most of the changes that are needed to Council Tax accounts are done within 2 weeks but if we need further information to make the change it might take us slightly longer.


0300 303 8870

Phone: Monday-Friday 8.30am-5.30pm.
Closed for training Monday 11am-11.30am.

Postal address
Revenues and Benefits Service
PO Box 490
Rochdale OL16 9AJ

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