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Housing Benefit and the Council Tax Reduction Scheme provide financial help for those on low incomes who rent their homes and/or who are also liable to pay Council tax.
Before you make a claim
Before you actually make a claim, see what information we will need from you and when your benefit will be paid.
Make a Claim
Apply online for Housing Benefit, Council Tax Reduction Scheme, Discretionary Housing Payments or Council Tax Support Fund
Notify us of a change of Address, Bank Details or Circumstances
If you are claiming Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction Scheme you can Let us know of any changes online. You can also tell us via My Tax and Benefits
Notify us of a change of details for your Council Tax bill
The benefit cap only applies to working age claimants. Find out how the Benefit Cap may affect you
Disagree with a Decision
Appeal against a Council Tax Reduction Scheme Decision
Appeal against a Housing Benefit Decision
Non Dependant Deductions
Find out how any benefit or Council Tax Reduction Scheme may be affected by non dependant deductions
As a registered childminder, you may be able to claim help towards your rent and/or council tax.
If you are eligible to apply for Universal Credit your Housing Benefit will be included as part of your claim but you will still need to apply for Council Tax Reduction Scheme
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