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Housing Benefit

Housing Benefit is a means tested benefit that is intended to help towards housing costs for rented accommodation. 

You may be able to get Housing Benefit if you are working and are on a low income, get a pension or are on benefit.

The amount of housing benefit you get generally depends on:

  • ·         Your income and benefits

    ·         Any other money, savings or investments you have

    ·         The income and savings of other people who live in your home

For more information visit www.walthamforest.gov.uk/benefits where you will be able to:

·         Get an estimate of your Housing Benefit/Council Tax Benefit by using the online benefits calculator 

·         Make a claim online

·         Find details on how to contact the Benefits Service

·         Report a change in your circumstances

·         Report a change of address

·         Register for an account and access our e-citizens service to view your Housing and Council Tax Benefit details online

Please don’t hesitate to contact Ascham Homes if you need any help completing your forms.

Useful contacts:

Money      Matters https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/tools/health-check

Department of Work and Pensions http://www.dwp.gov.uk/

Pension Service http://www.thepensionservice.gov.uk/

Money Advice http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/MoneyTaxAndBenefits/ManagingMoney/index.htm

Direct Gov - Housing Benefit

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/MoneyTaxAndBenefits/BenefitsTaxCreditsAndOtherSupport/On_a_low_income/DG_10018926

Help if up are on a low Income

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/MoneyTaxAndBenefits/BenefitsTaxCreditsAndOtherSupport/On_a_low_income/index.htm

Shelter (the housing and homelessness charity) http://www.shelter.org.uk/

HM Revenue & Customs http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/

 

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