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What is Housing Benefit and who can claim?

 

If you pay rent to a landlord and live within the South Staffordshire Council area you can make a claim for Housing Benefit.  Your claim will automatically be registered as a claim for Council Tax Support, if you are liable to pay Council Tax.

 
Housing Benefit is based upon your households income and capital, however you cannot claim, if you:
 
  • Own the property in which you live
  • Pay your rent to a close relative who lives in the property with you
  • Have savings in excess of £16,000, unless in receipt of Guaranteed Pension Credit.

 

There is no need to make a full claim to see if you may be entitled - use the Benefits Calculator to see how much help you may get with your rent and Council Tax payments.  If you decide to continue and make a claim then complete the on-line claim form which follows on after the calculator.  If you would like help then please contact the Benefits Department on 01902 696668 or visit the Council Offices at Codsall.  If you wish someone to visit you in your home then this can be arranged

 

 

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Contacts

 

Housing Benefit & Council Tax Support Enquiries    Revenues & Benefits                           
Telephone: (01902) 696668 South Staffordshire Council
Fax: (01902) 696630 Wolverhampton Road
Email: benefits@sstaffs.gov.uk Codsall
  South Staffordshire
  WV8 1PX
 
 
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