Housing and Local Council Tax Reduction is a means tested benefit administered by the Council.
Anyone who has to pay rent can apply for Housing Benefit, even if you are in work and on a low income.
In some cases, even though someone has to pay rent, they are not always entitled to Housing Benefit. For example when someone:
Anyone who has a liability to pay Council Tax can apply for Local Council Tax Reduction, even if you already get a discount on your Council Tax ie if you live alone.
You can claim even if you work and have a low income.
In some cases, even though you have a liability to pay council tax you would not be entitled to Local Council Tax Reduction. For example when someone:
To find out how to make a claim visit the How to Claim Page.