Backdating a claim
If you are moving into a new property then you can submit your claim as soon as you know the exact date.
You may be scheduled to attend a meeting at a Work Source Oregon center.
The Waiting Week is the first week on your claim in which you meet all eligibility requirements. Every unemployment account must have a Waiting Week before we can start making benefit payments.
Important: You must claim the week in order for it to be your Waiting Week.
If you want to speak to us about a claim you have made for either Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support do not use the form below but please contact us instead.
Use our online benefits advice referral form Once you have submitted the referral form, the Benefits Maximisation Service will aim to get in touch within 10 days.