Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction
These pages tell you how you can get help with paying your rent
and Council Tax through the Housing
Benefit and Council
Tax Reduction schemes.
We have to operate within the laws and guidelines
laid down for these benefits by Central Government. These are
sometimes very complicated.
If you need more detailed information you can
contact us directly. Details on how to contact us are listed
If you would like to speak to a
benefit advisor, please telephone Worksop (01909)
or visit us at Queens Buildings, Potter
Street,Worksop or 17b The Square,Retford.
No appointments are necessary for benefits.
You can also send us a text by texting
BENEFITS (then a space), then your message to
07797 800573. Please include your name and address in the
or email on firstname.lastname@example.org
To see more about the changes to these
benefits coming in from April 2013, under the Government's Welfare
Reforms, see the Welfare Reform
You can claim both Council Tax Reduction and
Housing Benefit on the same claim form. The form will ask for
details of your income, savings and household, as well as rent
details (if you have a landlord).
You will also be expected to prove your identity
and National Insurance Number as well as your partner's (if you
have one), plus all of your income, savings and rent details
by providing original documents as proof when you claim.
We offer a 48 hour service if you can
bring a completed form and all the above documentary evidence in to
one of our one stop shops at Worksop or Retford. Your claim
will be checked by a benefits advisor and you do not need an
To find out if you should claim you can
use our online Benefits
calculator page for an instant benefits
If you think you may qualify for Housing Benefit
or Council Tax Reduction, contact us straight away as benefit
cannot usually be backdated.
- pick up a claim form and a Benefit checker card at any of the
above offices or at the local Citizens Advice Bureau office.
- download and print off a New Claim Form from the
forms to download page,
- or you can email us at email@example.com
and a claim form will be sent to you.
Last Updated - 16/04/2013