Housing Benefit is an important means-tested benefit for people on low incomes which helps them to pay their rent, this can be rent paid to a council, housing association or a private landlord. The rules are set by the government and the benefit itself is administered by local councils.
- Help with rent for people of working age may be provided through Universal Credit instead of Housing Benefit. Please see our Universal Credit section to see if you need to claim Housing Benefit or Universal Credit
Local Council Tax Support is a scheme that is locally run in order to help support people on a low income pay their Council Tax Liability. Please see our Local Council Tax Support section for further information.
All evidence linked to any claim or change can be either sent by post to the below address, taken to the Benefits Counter at the Civic Offices, or emailed to Benefits. Benefits staff are available at the Limes Centre on Wednesdays to provide any assistance required.
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