To apply for CTR you would need to contact your local council benefits department.Your local council will calculate how much CTR you are entitled to, based on your income and savings.This means that the amount of Housing Benefit quoted in the calculation on this website may be reduced.Housing Benefit is a 'means tested' Benefit - different awards will be granted depending on your personal circumstances.Since 1st April 2013 every Council has been given the responsibility to design and implement its own Council Tax Support Scheme intended to give help to local people who are on low incomes pay the Council Tax on their home.As with Housing Benefit, CTS is a means tested entitlement and can be claimed where you are working full or part-time, self-employed, unemployed or retired.These can be found below where you can download and print for use.If you want to make a new claim for HB or CTS, you should firstly check New Claims for Housing Benefit and Claiming Council Tax Support and check if you need to fill in a form.
This rule also applies to men over pension credit age but less than aged 65 who are NOT in receipt of Income Support, Job Seeker’s Allowance (Income based) or Employment and Support Allowance (Income Related).
If you need a paper form you can download and print our Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support form but please note that unlike the on line claim form where your claim will start on the date you start filling it in, a paper claim will start from the Monday after we receive the form. The form you need to fill in for DHP depends on whether you are claiming Housing Benefit or Universal Credit to get help with your rent.
For more information see Discretionary housing payments.
If you do need to fill in a claim for HB please use our HB and CTS on line claim form.
The on line form will guide you through the application.