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Housing benefit

Information about housing benefit, including how to apply for it and how to inform us of any changes

Local housing allowance

Information on how people on low incomes living in privately rented homes can claim for a local housing allowance

Council tax reduction

Council tax reduction replaces the council tax benefit scheme. Find out how to apply for it, plus other information

Housing grants and loans

Information about various housing grants and loans that are available

Discretionary housing payments

Information about help for people in severe financial difficulty

Exceptional hardship payment

Help with paying Council Tax

Household Support Fund

Apply for help if you are struggling to pay for household bills or essentials

Make an appeal

What to do if you are unhappy about a decision about your benefits

Benefit fraud

Report benefit fraud to the Department for Work and Pensions