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Housing Benefits & Council Tax Support

If anyone needs any help or advice in relation to Housing Benefit and / or Council Tax Support please ring  01639 686838 (9.30am – 4.30pm) or email  and we`ll get back to you as soon as we can.

The Housing and Council Tax support schemes provide help towards rent and Council Tax for people on low income. The following pages give information on the schemes and tell you how to apply.

Apply for Housing Benefit

How to apply for Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support

A Guide to Council Tax Support

A guide to Council Tax support (previously Council Tax Benefit)

Discretionary Housing Payments

Available to claimants who require additional help towards their housing costs

A Guide For Private Tenants

A Guide to Housing Benefit for Private Tenants

Benefits Calculator

Use the calculator to find out what benefits you could get

Bedroom Entitlement Calculator

Calculate how many bedrooms you are eligible for (Local Housing allowance)

A Guide to Overpayments

Overpayments occur when you are paid benefit to which you are not entitled

Housing Benefit Appeals

What to do if you think your benefit is wrong

Report Benefit Fraud

How to report benefit fraud