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Housing benefit and council tax support

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Housing benefit provides help with paying your rent, and council tax support provides help with your council tax, if you are on a low income.
This section provides information for new and existing customers.

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New claims

Information about how to make a new claim for housing benefit and council tax support. We can also give you an estimate of how much you may be entitled to.

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Existing claims

Information about housing benefit payments and overpayments. Also, what to do should your circumstances change.

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Reconsiderations and appeals

What to do if you do not agree with a decision that we have made.

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Benefit fraud reporting and investigation

Information about how to report suspected fraud for both housing benefit and council tax support.

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Welfare Visiting Team

Information about how the council's Welfare Visiting team can help you with your finances.

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Other available benefits

Information about how to claim free school meals, clothing grants and any other benefits.

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Universal Credit

Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a working age benefit which will replace a range of existing benefits and will be phased in within the East Riding of Yorkshire in 2016.

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Help paying your rent

If you are struggling to pay your rent, we might be able to offer you a discretionary housing payment (DHP). This is a short-term payment from the council to help cover some housing costs

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