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Coronavirus advice and information

Am I entitled to benefits?

To find out what benefits you could claim, and how much you might get, visit

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support

You may be entitled to Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support if you:

  • receive a benefit such as income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), income-based Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA), Income Support or Pension Credit Guarantee
  • pay rent and Council Tax at the place you need to claim benefit for
  • are about to or live in the property that you wish to claim for
  • are eligible to work and claim benefits in the United Kingdom
  • are on a low income.

You may not be entitled to Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support if you:

  • live in a house provided by your employer as part of your job (eg school caretaker or priest / minister of religion)
  • live in the home of a close relative
  • are residing in the UK as an European Economic Area jobseeker
  • are subject to immigration control and your granted leave states that you can't claim public funds
  • have savings over £16,000 unless you get Pension Credit Guarantee
  • are a full-time student unless you are disabled or have children.

How to claim

Housing Benefit

See Making a claim for Housing Benefit

Council Tax Support

See Council Tax Support

Claim other benefits - eg Universal Credit

To apply for other benefits such as Universal Credit, please see the Benefits section on

GOV.UK Benefits

Page owner: Vanessa de Chazal. Last updated: 17/04/2020 13:18

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