Do you need help paying your Council Tax or Rent?
If you are on a low income then you may be entitled to help with your Council Tax or rent. We also have a full online benefit calculator which will also enable you to make a claim electronically.
If you just want a rough idea of how much Housing Benefit (for Housing Association tenants) or Council Tax Support can be paid in a number of different circumstances, you can use the ready reckoners below:
For tenants of private landlords, the Directgov website will give information on the amount of Local Housing Allowance that can be paid.
The following documents are also available for you to download and print:
- Housing Benefit/Council Tax Support - Application Form (PDF 253KB)
- Housing Benefit/Council Tax Support - Change of Address (PDF 134KB)
- Housing Benefit/Council Tax Support - Change Of Income (PDF 247KB)
or alternatively contact the Benefits Section at the Town Hall (telephone 01629 761188) and request a form.