Who can apply?
Most people who have a liability for rent or council tax can claim for Housing and Council Tax Benefit, 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
PO Box 100
85 New Square
Tel: 01246 345484 / 345507
Fax: 01246 345486
Text: 07960 910264
General: contact us online