Key announcements

Due to scheduled maintenance Tuesday 10 December 8:00am to 9:00am, some of our online forms may be unavailable. We apologise for any inconvenience. The general election takes place on Thursday 12 December 2019. Check who your candidate is and where to vote.

Who will be affected?

You will still need to claim Housing Benefit if you:

  • live in supported accommodation or
  • are of Pension Credit age or
  • are in receipt of Severe Disability Premium

Households of working age who claim in work or out of work benefits will be affected. This includes:

  • Income based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Housing Benefit

You will need to apply for council tax support and claim for free school meals from us.

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