Housing Benefit & Council Tax Support
Housing benefit is a means-tested benefit available for those on a low income, to assist in the payment of rent.
Housing Benefit - Help to pay your Rent Get help with your rent if you have a low income Council Tax Support Get help with your Council Tax if you are on a low income Work out and claim benefits The Council provides an online-benefits checker to enable potential claimants to assess their possible entitlement. Tell us about a change in your circumstances The law says you must tell us if there is any change to the information we have used to decide your entitlement to Housing Benefit, Council Tax Support. Welfare Reform and Universal Credit Universal Credit brings benefits & tax credits together in a single monthly payment. In preparation for Universal Credit you will need to have a bank account and set up arrangements to pay your bills such as rent Benefit Fraud Information Benefit fraud is not a victimless crime. It takes money and resources away from those in need and undermines trust in the welfare system.