Housing and Council Tax Benefit

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Housing and Council Tax Benefit





Housing benefit is available to help people who are on benefits or who have low incomes to help pay their rent, or their council tax and is claimed from and paid by your Local Authority.



The Benefits Cap applies and household benefits have been capped at £500 for a couple or a family – regardless of how many children they have - and £350 for a single person.


The benefit cap does NOT apply to residents claiming Carers Allowance, Personal Independence Payment or families where a child is claiming Disability Living Allowance.


If you are on a low income, Council Tax Support and Housing Benefit can help reduce your Council Tax bill and assist with paying your rent. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support has recently changed and the amount that you get may be going down.  


If you are on a low income, whether you’re working or not, and need financial help to pay your Council Tax bill, you may be able to get Council Tax Support.


You may get Council Tax Support if you pay Council Tax and your income and capital (savings and investments) are below a certain level. You may apply whether you rent or own your home, or live rent-free. You could qualify if you are out of work, or in work and earning a wage.


Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support – New claims

Housing Benefit (HB) and Council Tax Support (CTS) are means-tested welfare benefits. The amount you could receive is based on your income, capital, circumstances, rent and Council Tax levels. These benefits help people on low income pay their rent and Council Tax. Both benefits can be claimed on the same form.










Address: The Carers Centre

21 Brayford Square

London, E1 0SG


Phone: 020 7790 1765

Email: enquiries@ccth.org.uk



Monday – 9.30am – 5pm

Tuesday – 9.30am – 5pm

Wednesday – 9.30am – 8pm

Thursday – 9.30am – 5pm

Friday – 9.30am – 5pm

Saturday – 11am – 3pm

Sunday – Closed


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