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Benefits and Council Tax

Support applying for benefits

You can apply for most of the benefits mentioned in this section online. If you can't use a computer at all, or have reading or learning difficulties, call us on  0191 433 4646.

A package of additional government support has been made available for some people on benefits and for those in receipt of Council Tax Support. If you are entitled to more help towards Council Tax we will send you a revised bill and an explanatory letter.

The Department of Work and Pensions have published some advice about coronavirus and claiming benefits. You can view this on the Universal Credit website.

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Find out about benefits you may be entitled to, and how to apply.
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Find out about Council Tax and how to apply for a discount or exemption.
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See how much Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support you could claim.

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