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Benefits

Find out about which benefits you may be eligible for and how to apply or report a changes to your circumstances.
Issues with Benefits online service

We are experiencing issues with our online service for housing benefit and council tax reduction which may mean that you cannot access your account later in the day. Please keep trying, ideally earlier in the day, whilst we investigate.

Financial support with self-isolation

Find out if you are eligible for financial support while you self-isolate.

Protecting your benefit payments from your bank

Find out how to protect your benefit payments from being used incorrectly by your bank.

Single Support Grant

How to obtain a payment towards the cost of planned resettlement.

Housing benefit

Housing benefit is a scheme to help people pay their rent to us, a housing association or a private landlord.

Local support scheme

How to get the support you need in an emergency, if you are at risk and cannot support yourself financially. This Scheme will end on 31 March 2021.

Benefit cap

There’s a limit on the total amount of benefit that most people aged 16 to 64 can get. This is called the benefit cap.

Council tax reduction scheme

​If you are on a low income, you may be eligible for a reduction in council tax.

Personal independence payment

Disability living allowance is gradually being replaced by a personal independence payment (PIP) for people aged 16 to 64.

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