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Make a Claim

You can find out if you qualify for Housing Benefit and Local Council Tax Support by using the online calculator. If you qualify you will be able to make a claim using the online form.

From the 25 October 2017, if  you are working age, live within the postcode areas CO6 2 or CO8 5, and  you need financial help to pay your rent, and you have 2 or less dependent children, you will need to apply for Universal Credit, instead of Housing Benefit. (see www.gov.uk/universal-credit for more information).

However, if you need help with your Council Tax bill,  you must apply to us by completing the form linked immediately below in full.

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What happens next?

Any documentation requested should be provided within a month of the date you made the claim. We can only process your claim once all documentation has been received.

The best way of providing your documentation is to upload it yourself.

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We will write to you confirming the amount of Housing Benefit and Local Council Tax Support you will receive.