People on low incomes can claim benefits to help them pay council tax or rent.
Standards of evidence
Council tax support and housing benefit is a means tested benefit. This means that your income and savings are taken into consideration when applying.
The evidence you will need to provide is shown in our standards of evidence.
Changes in your circumstances
You should apply straightaway if you think you are eligible for council tax support and housing benefit as it is not always possible to backdate payments.
You should also let us know immediately if your circumstances change as any overpayment must be paid back to the council.