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.
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.
Information about housing benefit payments and overpayments. Also, what to do should your circumstances change.
What to do if you do not agree with a decision that we have made.
Information about how to report suspected fraud for both housing benefit and council tax support.
Information about how the council's Welfare Visiting team can help you with your finances.
Information about how to claim free school meals, clothing grants and any other benefits.
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.
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