|In this section you will find information to help you understand who can and can’t claim Housing and Council Tax Benefit and how we will determine your benefit claim.|
Determine whether you are qualified to claim Housing Benefit.
Do you meet the qualifications to claim Council Tax Benefit?
Who is treated as part of my household for benefit purposes? Why is this important?
What affect does a non dependant have upon the amount benefit that I will get?
How much money does the Government say I need to live on? How do you work this out?
How do we determine what your income and capital is?
What is Local Housing Allowance, how does it affect, and how do we work out the rate applicable to you?
This applies to Council and Housing Association tenants – how do we determine the amount of rent we can pay benefit for?
Once we have worked out your applicable amount, income, capital, eligible rent or LHA rate, and your council tax liability, how do we calculate the benefit you are entitled to?
How do we determine the date upon which you made your claim and the start date of your benefit? Can I claim backdated benefit?
This section explains the information we have to tell you when we have decided your claim. It also explains what you can do if you disagree with our decision.
This section explains how and when your benefit will be paid.
This section explains how we determine your income and capital if you are self employed.
This section explains which students can claim benefit and what information we need to determine your claim.
This section explains which new residents in the United Kingdom are entitled to claim Housing and Council Tax Benefits.
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