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Starting Work Award

The Starting Work Award (SWA) is an award for people on benefits who are returning to full-time work.
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.

The Local Support Scheme is now closed. All applications and requests for review received up to and including 31 March 2021 will be processed and decisions notified in line with existing timescales for the scheme.