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I want to claim benefit

Who can apply?
Most people who have a liability for rent or council tax can claim for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support, although your age and circumstances may affect how much help you can get.

Look at the list below and select which statement best describes you.

I am single and under 35
I am self-employed
None of the above apply to me

Thinking of moving into accommodation rented from a private landlord?
If you are thinking of moving into a property rented from a private landlord you can find out how much of your rent could be covered by Housing Benefit. Some elements of your rent charge such as water rates, heating and lighting, meals and other services are not covered by Housing Benefit. The actual amount of benefit you get may be less than this because of your income and circumstances.

From April 2008 new arrangements mean that you will know the maximum housing benefit for your family no matter where you live.
For information on Local Housing Allowance click here and learn about Local Housing Allowance

You will still need to fill in a separate application form which asks for more details. Click here to download an application form

Complete a form and send it to:
Chesterfield Borough Council
Benefits Section
PO Box 100
85 New Square
Chesterfield
S40 1SN

Tel: 01246 345484 / 345507
Fax: 01246 345486
Text: 07960 910264
Email: benefits@chesterfield.gov.uk

General: contact us online 


Online
Complete our online enquiry form.

Phone or text
Tel: 01246 345 345
Text: 07960 910 264

In person
Customer Service Centre
85 New Square
Chesterfield S40 1SN

8.30am to 5pm on Mon, Tue, Thu
10am to 5pm on Wed
8.30am to 4.30pm on Fri
9am to midday on Sat for payments


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Rose Hill
Chesterfield S40 1LP
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