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Other Support & Benefits

When you claim Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support there are a number of additional elements that you might qualify for. In addition to this there are a number of different benefit schemes run by the DWP which you may be eligible for.

Attendance Allowance

Attendance Allowance is a tax free weekly benefit for people aged 65 or over who need help with personal care because of illness or disability.

Disability Living Allowance

Disability Living Allowance is a tax free benefit for people under 65 years old, who need help with personal care, with getting around, or both.

Discretionary Housing Payments

Discretionary Housing Payment is for people in receipt of partial Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support but who are struggling to pay the shortfall.

Help with Childcare Costs

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit rules include help for people who have to pay child care costs.

Non-Dependants Deduction

A non-dependant deduction means that your Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support can be reduced if someone aged 18 years or over normally lives with you on a non-commercial basis, such as an adult son, daughter, relative or friend.

Students & Student Nurses

If you're a full-time student, you may be exempt from Council Tax if you're the liable person and in certain circumstances you may also be eligible for Housing Benefit.

Second Adult Rebate

This is a Benefit for people who are solely liable for Council Tax, but do not get a single person discount because there are other adults living in the property.

Extended Payment

When you start work or increase your hours, you may be entitled to extra Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support.

Council Tax Discounts, Exemptions & Disregards

Even if you're not eligible for Council Tax Support, in certain circumstances you may still be able to get a discount on your Council Tax bill.