Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction
Can I claim? You can claim Housing Benefit if you have to pay rent to live in your home and/or Council Tax Reduction if you have to pay Council Tax.
Help us to work out your claim quicker What information we need from you in order to work out your claim quicker.
Local Housing Allowance rates The Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates were frozen in April 2015 and are for private tenants only.
Changes in circumstance If you have any changes in circumstance whilst claiming benefits or council tax reductions you should inform the council straight away.
How will my Benefit/Reduction be paid? If you are awarded housing benefit or council tax reduction, here is how it will be paid to you.
Direct payments to landlords or safeguarding If you feel you cannot cope with paying rent to your landlord, it may be possible for us to pay them on your behalf.
Overpayments It is important you tell us if your circumstances change in any way as we don't want to pay you too much as you may have to pay it back.