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Benefits - Apply For Housing Benefit And Local Council Tax Support

You can apply for Housing Benefit and Local Council Tax Support at the same time.

Finding out if you qualify

You do not need to submit a claim form to check if you qualify for Housing Benefit and/or Local Council Tax Support. 

You can use our online Benefits - Online Calculators to work out if you are eligible to claim and to establish how much you could be entitled to. 

You can also call the Customer Service Centre on 01268 533333 or visit the Basildon Centre to talk to one of our Customer Service Advisors to enquire further.

How do I make a claim?

You can apply for Housing Benefit and Local Council Tax Support at the same time using the following methods:

  • Online by completing the following claim form, Apply for Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Support
  • Telephone - we offer a call back service to complete your claim.  All you need to do is contact our Customer Service Centre on 01268 533333 if you would like to apply and we will assist you with this.
  • In person - you can visit us in the Basildon Centre to go through your claim form in person by using one of our Computers in Reception. 

To support your claim we will need to see documents as proof of identify and evidence of your circumstances.  The form tells you what information we need in each section and you will be required to provide these before your application can be considered.  

 

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