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Council Tax and Benefits

Access your Council Tax and Benefits account and find information and forms here

Make a Council Tax Payment Image icon - Direct Debit Paying by Direct Debit is the easiest and most convenient way to pay your Council Tax in instalments. There are many other payment options available too. View your Balance and Account Details Image icon - Laptop See your Council Tax and Benefits account details on-line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with a secure login and password. Apply for Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Support Image icon - Apply Find Housing Benefit and Council Tax support eligibility criteria and application forms here Universal Credit Image icon - Information Universal Credit is coming to Basildon on the 15th of November. How will this affect you and your family? Apply for Council Tax Discounts or Exemptions Image icon - Apply The Council Tax charge is based upon two or more adults living in a property. In certain circumstances you may be entitled to a reduction or discount. Apply for Discretionary and/or 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. Received a Final Notice or Court Summons? Image icon - Scales Find out more about what to do if you receive a Final Notice or a Court Summons Report a Change Image icon - Megaphone You must report changes to your circumstances or address that affect your Council Tax or Benefits immediately. You can tell us if you have moved into the borough and report Self-employment earnings here too. Report a Death Image icon - Megaphone The Council Tax Billing and Benefits office must be informed as soon as possible if an adult occupant passes away. 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. Council Tax Property Bands, Charges and Guidance Information Image icon - Information e-Billing, Information Pack, Council Tax bands and charges, Council Tax band and liability appeals, Statement from the Council Leader. Struggling to Pay Council Tax? Image icon - Question If you are struggling to pay your Council Tax, you may be entitled to receive help
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