Benefits/support: Housing benefit and Council tax support

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Changes to Council Tax Support - have your say.

The Council is considering changing its Council Tax Support scheme for working age customers from April 2018. This is the scheme that reduces the Council Tax bill of those on low income. (NB. Pension age claimants will not be affected by these proposed changes).

The Council continues to receive less money from the Government towards the services that it provides and we are always looking to find ways to save money. Making the proposed change to Council Tax Support will make the scheme easier and less costly to administer for the Council.

Please complete the online survey to have your say.

 

Eligibility to claim for Housing Benefit and Council tax support

You are eligible to claim Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support

  • if you pay rent to a housing association or a private landlord.
  • if you pay Council Tax.

Please note that even if you are eligible to make a claim you may not qualify to receive Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support.

Housing Benefit/Local Housing Allowance is a national welfare benefit designed to help people on low incomes pay their rent.

Council Tax Support is a local scheme designed to help people on a low income pay their council tax.

Both Housing Benefit/Local Housing Allowance and Council Tax Support are means tested benefits.  When we work out how much help someone is entitled to we take into account their income and savings, their household and their household’s income.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Contact details

Mail Revenues and Benefits Service, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Town Hall, Blackburn, BB1 7DY
Phone Number(s) 01254 585585
Fax Number(s)  
E-mail  
Extra Information

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