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Council Tax, Benefits and Housing
Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction
Find out what help is available and how we work out if you're entitled. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction are here to help if you are working, on a low income, or if you get other...
I rent from a private landlord. What can I claim?
You may be entitled to housing benefit, depending on your income, the size of your family, and the number of bedrooms you have.
I pay Council Tax. What can I claim?
If you pay council tax for your home, and you are on benefits or a low income, you may be able to claim a reduction on your council tax.
I rent from a housing association. Can I claim?
Help and advice on your entitlement and how it is calculated
How will you pay my benefit or Council Tax Reduction?
An explanation of how we pay Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction
How do you work out my benefit entitlement?
Your benefit entitlement is worked out based on your circumstances. The two main forms of benefit administered by the council, are Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction.
Can you backdate my claim?
We usually pay housing benefit or council tax reduction from the Monday after we get your claim. We can only backdate your claim if there is a 'good cause' why it is late.
Discretionary Housing Payments
Discretionary Housing Payments and Council Tax Reduction application forms and an explanation of how to apply
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