Benefits and council tax

Public holiday - Monday 28th September

While we are closed, the council’s website can be used as normal for reporting issues, making payments and sending enquiries. However, no action may be taken on some matters, like requests for support for people self-isolating, validation of planning applications and the processing of applications or enquiries, until we fully reopen on Tuesday 29th September.

Top tasks

How to pay, discounts and exemptions, bands and changing your address
Universal Credit is a new benefit which supports people who are on a low income or out of work
Find out if you are eligible for benefits and how to claim
Find out about Personal Independence Payments (PIP) and how to claim or make an appeal.
The first vital step in taking control of your finances is to create your own personal budget plan
Where to go for help and advice with money, debt, borrowing or other issues in your life
Find out more about local housing allowance for private housing tenants
Find out about free school meals, clothing grants and education maintenance allowance
How our welfare rights team can help you with advice on benefits and your rights
Find out how much you could be entitled to using the online benefits calculator
How to tell us if you suspect someone is committing fraud
Find out more about the new devolved benefits, including Best Start Grants, Best Start Foods and Funeral Support Payments

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