Housing benefit and council tax support
Apply for housing benefit and council tax support
Most working age customers will now claim help with housing costs through Universal Credit.
There are two categories to choose from, those in working age and those that are retired:
|Homeowner||You own your own home you can claim help with your council tax|
|Rented housing||You pay rent to a landlord. Claim help with your council tax with us and claim help with your rent (housing costs) through Universal Credit in a separate claim.|
|Supported exempt housing||There are extra costs in your rent for personal support
You can claim help with your rent (housing costs) and council tax.
|Temporary accommodation||You have been placed by the Local Authority in temporary housing. You can claim help with your rent (housing costs) and council tax|
|Severe Disability Premium (SDP)||You have an existing claim with the SDP in your benefit calculation or had a break of less than 1 month in your claim and are still entitled to the SDP. You can claim help with your rent (housing costs) and council tax|
|Families with more than two children
(not on UC or claimed UC in the last 6 months)
|You can claim help with your housing costs and council tax|
Check if you are of pensionable age [GOV.UK]
|Homeowner||If you own your own home you can claim help with your council tax|
|Rented housing||You pay rent to a landlord claim help with your rent and council tax|
We also recommend you sign up to view and manage your benefits account online, this will allow you to see more information about your claim on any day, at any time.
If you have moved house, you need to also complete a form to register yourself for council tax.
If you'd like one of our officers to come out to your home to complete an benefits claim form with you, then please call 01925 443347 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange this.