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Benefits

Each year we are required to review our Council Tax Support scheme, which needs to reflect the needs of our community and make it as fair as possible with the funding we have available. Give us your views on the proposed changes.

You must tell us about any changes in your circumstances that have happened since you applied, or while you've been receiving benefit.

Benefits: report a change in circumstances

Housing Benefit

Housing Benefit

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Information about Housing Benefit and how to apply.
Council Tax Support

Council Tax Support

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Information about Council tax Support and how to apply.
Online benefit application

Online benefit application

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See how much Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Support you could get, and make a claim.
Local crisis payments

Local crisis payments

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If you are on means tested benefits you may be entitled to a local crisis payment.
Universal Credit

Universal Credit

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Universal Credit replaces individual benefits with a single monthly payment.
Discretionary Housing Payments

Discretionary Housing Payments

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If you are struggling financially, get advice and apply for help towards your rent.
Benefit appeals

Benefit appeals

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Find out how you can appeal if you are unhappy with our decision about your benefit claim.
Benefit fraud

Benefit fraud

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How to report benefit fraud in Gateshead in confidence.
Education benefits

Education benefits

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Find out about free school meals and school transport for your children.