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Housing Benefit & Council Tax Support

Housing Benefit can help meet the cost of your rent and Council Tax Support can reduce the cost of your Council Tax if you have a low income

You can claim whether you work or not but must be responsible for paying the rent and/or Council Tax.  You can only make a claim for your home.

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The amount of help you receive will depend on:

  • The amount of rent and/or Council Tax you pay,
  • Whether anyone else (such as lodgers or grown-up children) lives with you,
  • The amount of money you have coming in each week,
  • The amount the Government says you need to live on,
  • Any savings of other assets (e.g. an interest in another property)

 

Not everyone on a low income will qualify for help and special rules apply to people who are not British nationals.

You will need to complete an application form to apply for help and provide original documents to confirm your income, savings, rent, etc. 

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