Who can claim

You can claim Housing Benefit if...

  • You receive Pension Credit, Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance, Employment & Support Allowance, or you are on a low income
  • You pay rent for a property you live in, or pay rent for a room you live in but not to a close relative

You can claim Council Tax Support if...

  • You receive Pension Credit, Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance, or you are on a low income
  • You are named on the council tax bill for the property you live in

You can't get Housing Benefit if...

  • You receive Universal Credit
  • You and your partner together have more than £16,000 in savings unless you also receive Pension Credit Guarantee

You can't get Council Tax Support if...

  • You or your partner are pension age and together have more than £16,000 in savings unless you also receive Pension Credit Guarantee
  • You and your partner are working age and together have more than £10,000 in savings
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