Apply for Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Reduction
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Who is eligible
You can claim Housing Benefit/Council Tax Reduction if you are responsible for paying rent/council tax for the property you live in and:
- have a low income, from benefits or work including self-employment
- are moving from benefits into work
- have savings of less than £16,000.
You may still get Housing Benefit/Council Tax Reduction if your savings are more than £16,000 but you or your partner gets the Guarantee Credit part of Pension Credit.
The amount you will get depends on a number of factors. More information is available from the UK Government’s Housing Benefit guide.
You can calculate the amount of Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax reduction you may be entitled to by completing our online benefits calculator.