Council Tax and Benefits
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Welcome to the Council Tax and Benefits Section. On this page you will find below a list of quick links to the popular searched pages. Alternatively, use the menu on the left to find the information you require.
Information on help with your rent or Council Tax, who can claim and how it is paid.
By using the benefit calculator you can get an estimate of how much benefit you might be entitled to before it is determined by the Benefits Service.
Information on how to claim for benefit and links to the claims form.
Details of the changes in circumstance that you need to notify the Council of.
You can make sure the Council pays the right amount of benefit to those who need it by reporting any suspected fraudulent claims to the Council's Fraud Investigation Team.
Find out the amount of Council Tax due for your Council Tax Band.
Not everyone has to pay full Council Tax, find out if you are eligible for a discount.
Information on where you can get help and advice if you are experiencing financial difficulties.
We continually try to improve the service that we provide to you and would appreciate you taking the time to answer some questions regarding your experience and opinions of the Benefits Service.