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Housing Benefit and Local Council Tax Support


Online benefit application

Apply for Housing Benefit and/or Local Council Tax Support.


Universal Credit 

Universal Credit is a Government benefit which was introduced in Gateshead in June 2015.



Housing benefit

Helping you pay for all or part of your rent if you're on a low income.


Council Tax Support

Helping you pay your Council Tax if you're on a low income.



Contact Us

Phone: 0191 433 4646
Visit us: Benefit Enquiry Office, Civic Centre, Regent Street, Gateshead, NE8 1HH 

Council Tax and Benefits information booklet 2016-17 (406Kb)