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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.

Benefits - 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. Benefits - What Is 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. Benefits - 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. 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. Benefits - Reporting 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. Benefits - Reporting A Death Image icon - Apply Revenues and Benefits should be informed as soon as possible if someone passes away. Benefits - 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. Benefits - Discretionary And Exceptional Hardship Payment Image icon - Apply Extra financial help - a Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP) for help with rent and an Exceptional Hardship Payment (EHP) for help with Council Tax Benefits - Appeals Image icon - Information How the Housing Benefit and Local Council Tax Support appeals process works Benefits - Fraud Reporting And Investigation Image icon - Apply Help us beat fraud, report it online here. Benefit cheats cost us all millions in money that could be spent on better public services. Benefits - Fraud Fair Processing Statement From the beginning of November 2008 until further notice, Basildon Borough Council will be taking part in a pilot benefit fraud detection scheme involving electronic data matching, in conjunction with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
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