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Council Tax, benefits and money

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Discretionary Crisis Fund - help for people in crisis

In certain circumstances you may be able to access help from the Discretionary Crisis Fund.

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Discretionary Housing Payment - additional help with housing costs 

You may be entitled to help with your housing costs through a Discretionary Housing Payment or a bond for your rent deposit.  

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Universal Credit

Find out what changes may affect you and how to make sure you're ready.

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Benefit Cap

Find out how this limits the total amount of benefit each household receives.

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Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

Disability Living Allowance has changed for working aged people. Find out how this may affect you and how to prepare.

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Disabled students allowance

Help for students with disabilities.

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Blue badge parking permit

Blue badge permits provide parking concessions for disabled people.

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Help with childcare costs

Information on applying for tax credits, childcare vouchers and more. 

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Free school meals

School pupils may be able to get free school meals.

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School travel expenses

Get help with the cost of travel expenses to and from school.

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Support agencies

Details of organisations who may be able to help you in a crisis. 

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Make the most of your money

Find out how you can make the most of your money.

CLAIMING UNIVERSAL CREDIT?

Universal CreditIf you’re claiming Universal Credit you need to notify the DWP/the Job Centre when you receive your rent increase letter as delayed notifications WILL NOT be backdated.

More about Universal Credit

PAY BY DIRECT DEBIT

Pay by direct debitPay your Council Tax by Direct Debit. It takes about 5 minutes to set up and you only need your account number and sort code ready when you ring.

Pay your Council Tax by Direct Debit

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