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Report Upheld Housing benefit and council tax benefit 28-Mar-2006
Summary: 'Mr Lester' complained on behalf of his elderly relative, 'Mrs Holland' (real names are not used for legal reasons). He alleged that the Council delayed unreasonably in transferring the tenancy to Mrs Holland following her husband's death, and in reassessing her housing benefit claim.
Report Upheld Housing benefit and council tax benefit 21-Nov-2005
Summary: The Council misdirected itself with regard to the status of a housing benefit claim from 'Mr Montgomery' (not his real name for legal reasons), that led to him being evicted from his Council tenancy.
Report Upheld Housing benefit and council tax benefit 27-Jun-2005
Summary: 'Mr Picton' had a history of mental illness that resulted in lengthy periods as an in-patient in hospital psychiatric units. He held a Southend-on-Sea Borough Council tenancy and then, briefly, a private tenancy. 'Ms Foster', Mr Picton's partner, complained on his behalf about the Council's handling of his claims for housing benefit, and the lack of liaison between the Council's Housing and Borough Treasurer's Departments.