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Reception is closed, but we are open for business.

Our reception at Bridgwater House is currently closed, but Council services remain operational. You can contact us by calling 0300 303 7800 or by emailing customer.services@sedgemoor.gov.uk

The reception area will reopen to members of the public on Monday 4th October 2021 at 8:45am.

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.