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Housing benefit, Universal Credit and council tax support

Our dedicated team will award council tax support to help with your council tax and/or housing benefit (only if you fit the criteria detailed on our housing benefit page) to help with your rent.

  • question-markpng Frequently Asked Questions

    Here are the answers to some our most frequently asked questions

  • apply-for-it-greypng Cost of living support

    Help if you're struggling with the cost of living.

  • council-tax-greypng Benefit calculator

    Use a benefits calculator to check entitlement to housing benefit (only if you fit the criteria) or council tax support.

  • housing-personpng Housing benefit

    Housing benefit helps people on low incomes who are pensioners (both members of a couple must be pensioners) or live in supported (specified) accommodation pay their rent. It is not available for mortgage repayments.

  • council-services-greypng Council tax support

    Council tax support is financial assistance available to low income households to help you pay your council tax.

  • apply-for-it-greypng Change of circumstances - benefits

    Use our online form to notify us of a change in circumstances.

  • apply-for-it-greypng Universal Credit

    Universal Credit (UC) is one benefit designed to replace 6 benefits with a single monthly payment if you're out of work or on a low income or need to claim help with your rent.

  • informationpng DWP benefit cap

    The benefit cap forms part of the Government's welfare reforms. It means that the total amount of benefit that a person of working age (18 to 66) receives can be restricted. Those affected by the cap will be directly notified by the Department for Work and Pensions.

  • benefits-greypng Where to go for advice about debt

    You can get free, confidential and independent advice on dealing with debt problems in the UK by using our links.

  • report-itpng How to report fraud

    Please visit the page to find out how and where to report fraud relating to services the Council offers.

  • mobile-phonepng My SDC account

    A quick and easy way to access council services at any time. Includes housing benefit, council tax support, council tax and business rates.

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