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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:

Council Tax Support Ready Reckoner [PDF 186KB]
Housing Benefit Ready Reckoner (for Housing Association tenants) [PDF 181KB]

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:

or alternatively contact the Benefits Section at the Town Hall (telephone 01629 761188) and request a form.

Common questions relating to benefits along with the answers
If you are on a low income then you may be entitled to financial assistance


Town Hall, Bank Road
Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3NN
01629 761 188
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