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, the rules changed on 1 April 2011 and there are more changes in the pipeline.
Housing benefit is for people on a low income to help them pay their rent. You may be able to get housing benefit if you are on other benefits.
Local Council Tax Support (LCTS) is a new scheme that is locally run in order to replace the national Council Tax Benefit scheme which was abolished on 1/4/13. LCTS is to help support people on a low income pay their Council Tax Liability.
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