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If you are on a low income or out of work, you can apply for benefits.

Universal Credit is a new benefit system that has replaced many current benefits and tax credits.

We assess claims for Housing Benefit (if you are of pension age) and for Council Tax Support if you need help paying your Council Tax.

Find out more below.

Housing Benefit payments will carry on as normal during the Christmas and New Year period. 

Payment due date   

Payment will reach your bank account 

Type of payment 

Mon 26 Dec 2022 

Fri 23 Dec 2022 

Weekly/ fortnightly payments 

Mon 2 Jan 2023 

Fri 30 Dec 2022 

Weekly/ fortnightly/four weekly payments