What is Housing Benefit and who can
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.
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
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
How do I make
a New Claim?
What is a Change of Circumstances and
how do I report a
What is Local Housing Allowance?
How do I dispute a decision?
What is backdating and how do I make a
I've been overpaid - What happens
What are the Service's aims?
To gain general advice and guidance about Housing
Benefit in the uk, please visit
|Housing Benefit & Council Tax Support
|Telephone: (01902) 696668
||South Staffordshire Council
|Fax: (01902) 696630
For information leaflets on Housing
Benefits visit the National Benefits Leaflet website at www.benefit-leaflets.org/leaflets.asp