COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - Benefits and Council Tax

Updates about changes to benefits and Council Tax services in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

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Find out about housing benefit, council tax support and universal credit in the borough.

Housing Benefit is a national scheme to help people pay their rent if they have a low income or they have no income.

Council Tax Support helps people to pay their council tax bill if they have a low income or no income. For assistance with your council tax costs you need to make a claim for council tax support with the council, regardless of whether you claim Housing Benefit from the council, or housing costs as part of your Universal Credit.

Department of Work and Pensions information about coronavirus and claiming benefits has been made available here. This page will continue to be updated so please check regularly for updates for what to do if you are receiving benefits and are affected by Coronavirus.