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Help to pay rent

There are changes to the way our benefits team are working at the moment, because of COVID-19. We cannot offer you a face to face appointment at this time - please use the forms available from the links on this page, or email benefits@rutland.gov.uk
  • Benefit restrictionsThe maximum amount of Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support does not necessarily cover your full rent and council tax.
  • Discretionary paymentsAdditional payments can be made above Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support but these are discretionary.
  • About paymentsThe method of payments for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support
  • How it is worked outA means test is applied to calculate Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support.
  • Universal CreditUniversal Credit will eventually replace Housing Benefit for working age people.
  • Benefits CalculatorUse the benefits calculator to work out your entitlements to benefits