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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Name:Benefits Surname A-L, Telephone: 01992 564157

Name:Benefits Surname M-Z,  Telephone: 01992 564156


Or you can write to us at:
Benefits Team, Epping Forest District Council, Civic Offices,  Epping, Essex CM16 4BZ


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