Find out if you qualify for help to pay your rent or council tax and which circumstances may affect the benefit you receive


► Local Council Tax Support

► Housing Benefit

► Universal Credit

► Online Benefit Calculators

► Local Housing Allowance - Private Rental Properties

► Council Tax and Housing Benefit Forms


Go straight to our other related services

Change of Circumstances
Housing Benefit - Social Housing Size Criteria
Backdating Benefit Claims
Extra Adults in Your Property (Non-dependants)
Help for Those Suffering Financial Hardship
Council Tax and Housing Benefit Penalty Notices

Additional information

Customer Service Standards - what you can expect from us

Housing Benefit and Local Council Tax Support Surgery - Every Tuesday between 9:00 and 12:00 there is an experienced advisor at Great Dunmow library to assist with any queries regarding help with your rent and/or Council Tax. You do not need an appointment to use this service, just turn up and you will be able to speak to a specialist in private.