Benefits and Council Tax Support

Categories in Housing Benefits and Council Tax Support

  • How to Claim

    To claim housing and council tax support you need to fill in an application form relating to you and your family's circumstances.

  • Housing and Council Tax Benefit

    Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support is a financial assistance to help pay for your rent and Council Tax. From 24 November some people will have to claim universal credit instead.

  • What to do if you disagree with a decision about your benefit

    The process for disagreeing with a benefits decision.

  • Universal Credit

    Universal Credit is replacing certain benefits in parts of the UK.

  • Overpayment of Benefit

    When we give you too much benefit, we call it an 'overpayment'.

  • Local Housing Allowance (LHA)

    If you are renting a property or room from a private landlord, the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) is used to work out how much Housing Benefit you get.

  • Benefit Fraud

    Benefit and Council Tax Support fraud is where people claim Housing and Council Tax Support and/or Social Security Benefits but have no right to claim it.