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Housing Benefit

You may be eligible for housing benefit if you are on a low income. Check your eligibility and find information about how to make a claim.

Can I claim and how?

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What you're entitled to will depend on your circumstances. Find out if you're eligible and how to apply for Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support.

Local Housing Allowance

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Local Housing Allowances applies to those claiming benefits for a property which is rented privately with an assured Shorthold tenancy.

Backdating claims

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If you have a good reason for not claiming your benefits earlier, you can ask us to consider backdating your benefits.


Read more about Non-Dependants
If you claim Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Support, an adult who lives with you will be treated as a 'non-dependant' and deductions may be made.

Benefit fraud

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Those people who are choosing to claim benefits that they are not actually entitled to are costing us as a country millions of pounds.

Disputes and Appeals

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How to dispute and appeal against your local authority's decision on claims for Housing Benefit and Discretionary Housing Payments.

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