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Essential Systems Maintenance

Due to essential maintenance the following systems will be unavailable from the evening of Friday 23rd March until the morning of Monday 26th March: Reports Agendas and Minutes, Planning Online, Planning Online Archive, Environmental Health Online.

We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

Who can claim?

If you are liable to pay rent for the property that you live in, you can claim Housing Benefit.

It could be rented from:

  • a private landlord
  • a Housing Association
  • or the Council

You cannot normally claim benefit if:-

  • You live with, and have to pay rent to, a close relative.
  • You have savings over £16,000.
  • You are the owner or joint owner of the property
  • You are a long lease holder (over 21 years)
  • You are in registered residential care or nursing home.

There are also special rules regarding students.