Help may be available to help you meet the cost of your rent and council tax. The amount of help you could receive is based mainly on who lives with you and the total amount of money you have coming into your household. Even if you own your own home, you may still be able to receive help with your council tax.

Housing Benefit could help you pay your rent if you're on a low income. Housing Benefit can pay for part or all of your rent and you can apply whether you're unemployed or working. 

Benefits face to face is changing:

We are changing the way we provide our services. From 1 April 2019 you will no longer be able to see a Benefits Officer in a Customer Service Centre, instead you will need to go online to check your claim and entitlement or make an enquiry or you can phone us.


If you need to phone us our lines will be open:

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8am to 6pm and Friday from 8am to 4.30pm


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Page last updated: 
2 April 2019
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