If you are liable for Council Tax you can make a claim with us for Local Council Tax Support.
If you are of Working Age and have Housing Costs you would need to claim Universal Credit, from the Department for Work and Pensions, if you need help toward these (see below for exemptions).
Some people can still claim Housing Benefit toward their Housing Costs instead of Universal Credit. These exceptions are –
You can use this application to:
The application is in two parts. The first is a calculator which can give you an idea of what you may be entitled to. The second part allows you to make a claim.
You can read more about Universal Credit and who can apply for it here.
Once we have received your application we may ask you for some additional information.
Any documentation requested should be provided within a month of the date you applied. We can only process your application once we have received all the necessary documentation.
The best way of providing your documentation is to upload it yourself.
Once we have finished processing your application we send you an award letter confirming the amount of Housing Benefit and Local Council Tax Support you will receive.