Claim Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support
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I want to claim help towards my housing costs and Council Tax
Working age people not affected by Universal Credit, and people of qualifying age for Pension Credit, who have liability for rent or Council Tax, can make a claim for Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support. Your age and circumstances may affect how much help you can get.
We may be able to award Discretionary Housing Payment if you need extra help with your housing costs.
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.
For out information about Local Housing Allowance.
You will still need to fill in a separate application form which asks for more details.
Print off the relevant claim form below, or contact us and we can send you one in the post. You can call into our customer service centre for help completing the form or request a home visit if you are unable to come into the office.
|Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support claim form||(PDF 826 KB)|
|Council Tax Support Claim Form||(PDF 425 KB)|
Complete your form and send it to:
Chesterfield Borough Council
PO Box 100
85 New Square
Tel: 01246 345484 / 345507
Fax: 01246 345486
Text: 07960 910264
Email: email@example.com or contact us online