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Yes, you can claim Housing Benefit and apply for Council Tax Reduction if you work and receive a low income. We will need to see evidence of your earnings. You will need to provide either:
- Your last five pay slips, if you are paid weekly
- Your last two pay slips, if you are paid monthly
- If you have only recently started work and not yet been paid, ask your employer to provide an estimate of your gross earnings, tax and National Insurance deductions (as a Certificate of Earnings). We will use this information to calculate your housing benefit and council tax reduction until you receive actual details of your earnings.
Are you unsure whether you qualify for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction because you work? You can use our online Benefit Calculator to get an estimate of the benefit/award you could receive if you make an application.
Q: My child is disabled and has high dependency on medical equipment. We have had to move into a larger property to ensure we have an extra bedroom for this equipment. Will I be able to claim this extra bed room rate?