Housing Benefit & Council Tax Support
Don't delay - apply today!
The capital threshold has been increased from £6,000 to £10,000
for those who have reached Pension age.
This means that up to £10,000 of your capital will be ignored
in the calculation of Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit.
Many people who have previously
not qualified for Housing or Council Tax Support could now receive
some help towards paying their rent or Council Tax.
You may be entitled to
claim for Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support from the
Council as long as your savings or investments are less than
£16,000. (If you are receiving Guaranteed Pension
Credit you may be entitled even if your savings exceed
To find out if you could
• Call us on 01902 696668.
You can arrange for one of our
team to visit you at home.
• Visit our Solutions Team at the
Council Offices in Codsall Monday – Friday 8.45am – 5pm,
can be made in advance)
• Visit our website
www.sstaffs.gov.uk and 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
the on-line claim form
which follows on after the calculator.
|Housing Benefit & Council Tax Support
|Telephone: (01902) 696668
||South Staffordshire Council
|Fax: (01902) 696630