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Housing Benefits and Council Tax Reduction

You may have heard about the UK Government's plans to reform the welfare and benefits system from April 2013. Council Tax Benefit is one of the benefits that will be affected by the changes and from next year, the responsibility for helping people with their council tax bills is being transferred to the Welsh Government.

We are working with the Welsh Government to develop a new scheme to replace Council Tax Benefit in Wales and will publish more information before the new scheme is introduced.

If you are on a low income and having trouble paying your rent and council tax, you maybe entitled to Housing and Council Tax Benefit.

Applying for Housing and Council Tax Benefit is easy and it won’t affect your entitlement to other benefits.

Wrexham County Borough Council has been awarded funding by the Welsh Assembly to improve the take up of Housing and Council Tax Benefit, and this improved website is aimed at helping you to claim what you are entitled to.

How to use this site

This website has been designed with new or potential claimants in mind. Across the top of this page there are three icons which will give you the information and assistance you need in order to claim Housing and Council Tax Reduction:

There is a menu showing related links:

After these sections there is a further link for people who need additional financial assistance with their rent :

The following chapters relate to what you should expect from us:

We have a dedicated section for landlords:

And we have four further sections aimed at helping you find your way around this site and the world of benefits:

We hope you find the information in these pages useful and informative. Please note that it can’t attempt to cover every individual’s circumstances but we do attempt to cover the circumstances that the vast majority of our citizens will encounter. Should the information you require be unavailable on this site please contact the Benefits section who will be able to help you.

Should you have any comments or suggestions about this site please contact the Benefits section. We are continually striving to improve our service to you.