The amount of help you get will depend on your income and your circumstances. Rent the government expects students to use other money like their student loan or other source of student finance for postgraduates to pay their rent.
Whether you re looking for information about your liability for council tax or whether you might be entitled to a reduction in your bill our council tax links will help you find out more about your rights and where to find independent advice organisations in your area who can help you get the information and support that you re looking for.
How to get help with rent and council tax. You can ask your local council for a claim form. Apply to your local council for council tax reduction sometimes called council tax support. You may get help with all or part of your rent.
You ll get a discount on your bill if you re eligible. You get help towards your rent as part of your monthly payment. Some of the information in this factsheet may have changed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Nuneaton and bedworth borough council has launched a new section on its website to help firms to access cash grant payments. A dhp is extra money from your local council to help pay your rent. If you receive the guarantee credit part of pension credit you may even get your council tax paid in full.
This factsheet explains what may be available to help you pay your council tax and your rent. If you don t get guarantee credit but you have a low income and less than 16 000 in savings you may still get some help. This is a loan that you will have to pay back.
How much council tax you pay you may get more council tax support if you receive a disability or carers benefit. Most full time students can t get housing benefit or universal credit with a housing element to help with rent or council tax support to help with council tax. Council tax reduction replaced council tax.
For the latest information please check our changes to services page. It also helps businesses in the retail leisure and hospitality sectors. You usually have to wait at least 5 weeks for your first payment but you can ask for a universal credit advance.
You need to claim housing benefit or the housing costs part of universal credit to get a dhp. There s no set amount of housing benefit and what you get will depend on whether you rent privately or from a council. It s a good idea to keep a copy of the form for your records.
If you are on a low income you could get help with your rent and help with your council tax. If you are on a low income you can usually claim universal credit. Use a benefits calculator to.
You could also get money off your council tax if someone that lives with you is on a low income.