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Council Tax support is a means tested benefit (income and savings are taken into consideration) which will help you to pay your Council Tax. Any benefit awarded is deducted from your Council Tax bill.
Housing benefit is also a means tested benefit which will help you pay your rent. Any benefit awarded is paid straight into your bank account or by cheque.
If you receive Council Tax support or Housing benefit, you must tell as straight away if your situation changes. If you don’t, you may lose out on benefit or be paid too much and have to pay it back.
Customer Service staff are available 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday, to photocopy supporting documents, issue application forms and offer general advice and assistance. For more specific enquiries a Benefit Officer will be on duty from 9am-12:30pm, Monday to Friday.
Our benefit calculator will help you find out what benefits you can claim. The calculator is free to use and the details you provide are anonymous.
We are required by law to protect the public funds we administer. We may share information provided to us with other bodies responsible for; auditing, administering public funds, undertaking a public function and preventing and detecting fraud.
We participate in the National Fraud Initiative which is a data matching exercise to assist in the prevention and detection of fraud.