Benefits you can claim

Coronavirus (COVID-19): change to service

On advice from the government regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), we are able to offer some extra assistance to those who most need it.

See further information about changes to services.


If you are of working age and you need help to pay your rent, you should first check if you meet the criteria for Universal Credit. If you need help to pay your Council Tax, you will need to apply to us for Council Tax Support.

The central Government website has up to date information on benefits and a list of Benefit Calculatorsyou can use.

We are responsible for making payments of:

We can also help people in certain circumstances with Discretionary Housing Payments.

Most other Benefits are paid by the Department for Work and Pensions, Pensions Service or HMRC.

Page last updated: 17 April 2020
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