Residents living in the Borough who need help paying rent and/or
council tax support can make an application for benefit in several
Use the online calculator to check whether you qualify for
housing and council tax support.
Online Benefit Claim Form
This is the easiest and quickest way to
claim housing and/or council tax benefit. The secure
online facility will allow you to save a partially completed
form to finish later, as well as providing handy tips and hints to
make completing the form easier.
Paper forms are available from the main
Council offices and one stop shops or you can download
claim form here.
Alternatively, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or
Officers will be happy to help you complete a claim form.
You can check here to see the ready
reckoner or visit the Benefits
Adviser page on Directgov to see if you could qualify.
The Council has produced the following numbered leaflets to help
with housing and council tax benefit queries; You can pick them
up from one of the Council offices or download one here.
1. How to claim benefit
2. Backdating your benefit
3. Change of circumstances
4. Non-dependants *
5. Help with child-care costs
6. Self-employed benefit claims
7. Student benefit claims
8. Overpayment of benefit
9. Extended benefit payment
10. Discretionary housing
11. Benefit on two homes
12. Temporary absence from your
13. Home visits
14. Discussing your benefit claim with
15. How to appeal
* Please see the non-dependants page
for up to date figures
The newsletter has been produced to keep you informed about the
service, changes to benefit legislation, latest project
developments and to seek suggestions on how services to you can be
improved. You can read the latest issue here.
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