Can I claim?
To apply for Housing Benefit you must:
- Normally live at the property you are applying for
- Be liable to pay rent for the property
- Either be entitled to:
- Income Support
- Jobseeker's Allowance (Income based)
- Employment and Support Allowance (Income related)
- or have a low income.
People with over £16,000 in savings will not normally qualify for any benefit unless you are in receipt of Pension Credit Guarantee Credit.
If you want to apply for Housing Benefit and/or a Council Tax Reduction you will need to complete an application form available from Revenue Services, please telephone 01437 764551.