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PUBLIC CONSULTATION - PROPOSED CHANGES TO BASILDON COUNCIL'S LOCAL COUNCIL TAX SUPPORT (LCTS) SCHEME 2017/18

Basildon Council is considering making changes to the Local Council Tax Support Scheme for 2017/18. To have your say on the proposed changes, see Public Consultation - Proposed changes to Local Council Tax Support.

Want to ask a question about your Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support?, then ask it here.

Benefits

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support are two welfare benefits administered by Basildon Council in order to provide financial support to people who are on a low income or unemployed, for the payment of housing rent and Council Tax.

Account Details Online Image icon - Laptop See your Housing Benefit and Local Council Tax Support account details on-line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with a secure login and password. What Is Housing Benefit And Who Can Claim? Image icon - Information Housing Benefit is a welfare benefit for people on a low income to help them pay their rent. Local Council Tax Support and Who Can Apply? Image icon - Information Local Council Tax Support is a welfare benefit administered by Basildon Council in order for provide financial support to people who are on a low income or unemployed, for the payment of Council Tax. Online Calculators Image icon - Calculator Online benefit calculators can help you find out if you are entitled to any help with your rent, council tax or other welfare benefits. Apply For Housing Benefit And Local Council Tax Support Image icon - Apply You can apply for Housing Benefit and Local Council Tax Support at the same time. Supporting Documents Accepted by Basildon Council Find out about documents you can use to support your claim. Report A Change Image icon - Apply A change in your circumstances can affect the amount of Housing Benefit and Local Council Tax Support you are entitled to. Report A Death Image icon - Apply Revenues and Benefits should be informed as soon as possible if someone passes away. Payment Of Housing Benefit Image icon - Information How your Housing Benefit and Local Council Tax Support will be paid and benefit payments direct to landlords Benefits - Overpayments Image icon - Information Benefit overpayments occur when we pay you more Housing Benefit than you are entitled to. Discretionary and Exceptional Hardship Payments Image icon - Apply Extra financial help for those in receipt of Housing Benefit OR Universal Credit - a Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP) can help with rent and an Exceptional Hardship Payment (EHP) can help with Council Tax Appeals Image icon - Information How the Housing Benefit and Local Council Tax Support appeals process works
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