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  1. Housing /Council Tax Reduction claims

    Details of who can claim Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Reduction

  2. HB and CTB electronic comms order

    Housing benefit and council tax benefit electronic comms order 2006 CBC

  3. Discretionary Housing Payments

    Information about how you can apply for help with your rent if you are already entitled to benefit but do not receive the full amount of eligible rent.

  4. CT reduction requirements reg 2012

    Council tax reduction prescribed requirements regulation 2012 CBC

  5. Local Housing Allowance

    Information about the Local Housing Allowance and how it applies to private tenants claiming Housing Benefit.

  6. Local Housing Allowance Rates 2012

    LHA Rates for 2012

  7. Local Housing Allowance Rates 2011 Information about the maximum rate of Housing Benefit payable for private tenants for 2011.
  8. Under occupancy for Housing Benefit

    Information about the changes to Housing Benefit in April 2013 for tenants renting in the Social Sector. This has become known in the media by some as "the bedroom tax".

  9. Local Housing Allowance Rates 2015

    Local Housing Allowance Rates 2015

  10. How to claim housing and/or council tax reduction

    You can use the same form to claim both housing and council tax reduction.

  11. Housing benefit overview

    Here we provide an overview of Housing Benefit and answer your questions.

  12. Local Housing Allowance rates for Copeland

    Local Housing Allowance rates (maximum housing benefit) for Copeland 

  13. Housing Benefit or CTRS claim

    Details about the documents we need to see in support of your application for Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Reduction. Council Benefit has been replaced by a Council Tax Reduction Scheme.

  14. Local Housing Allowance Rates 2013

    Local Housing Allowance Rates (maximum Housing Benefit) 2013. Rates will be updated annually on 1 April when all claims will be reviewed. If you have a change in your household circumstances during the year, please let us know as your LHA rate may change. Contact us on 01946 598300.


  15. LHA Rates April 17 CBC

    Local housing Allowance Rates April 2017 CBC

  16. Housing Benefit overpayments

    Information about being overpaid benefit.

  17. Local Housing Allowance Rates 2018

    Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates 2018

  18. Housing and Council Tax Benefit Claim Form

    The form to use to claim Housing and/or Council Tax Benefits

  19. Benefit Fraud

    Information about benefit fraud and how to report it.

  20. How do I report suspected benefit fraud?
  21. Discretionary Housing Payment Form

    A form to apply for extra help if you are already entitled to Housing Benefit and you do not get the full amount of eligible rent paid.

  22. Information for landlords about housing benefit

    Housing benefit is a means tested benefit administered by us on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). It assists customers on low incomes with their rent payments. Housing benefit cannot help with deposits or rent paid in advance.

  23. council tax reduction scheme

    As part of Welfare Reform, from 1st April 2013, the Government abolished Council Tax Benefit and replaced it with a new local financial support scheme, called Council Tax Reduction Scheme (CTRS).

  24. Self-employed pro forma

    A form for self-employed people claiming Housing and/or Council Tax Benefit who do not have any prepared accounts.

  25. Housing benefit calculator

    Fill out this simple form for an instant on-line estimate of how much housing benefit you may be entitled to. This calculation is only an estimate and is based on the information you supply. For a full evaluation please make a formal claim ASAP.

    Usually Benefit / Support will only start from the Monday after the Council receive your form.


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