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Tuesday , November , 21 2017

Frequently Asked Questions

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Are you entitled to claim Housing Benefit?

Who can claim?

Almost anyone on a low income can claim Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Reduction Scheme.

You can claim:

Housing Benefit if you are responsible for paying rent for where you live in;

  • Privately rented accommodation
  • Housing Association.
  • Boarder or sub-tenant

 but

Council Tax Reduction Scheme if you are responsible for paying Council Tax;

  • Boarders and sub-tenants cannot claim Council Tax Reduction Scheme

You can claim Housing Benefit if you live in a Hostel (not a bail hostel) but you cannot claim Council Tax Reduction Scheme.

If you have a mortgage you can claim Council Tax Reduction Scheme but not Housing Benefit. Your mortgage costs can be met through Income Support, Income based Jobseekers Allowance or Pension Credit (Guarantee part).

 

 

 

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