Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support


IMPORTANT INFORMATION  FROM 1 FEBRUARY 2017

If you are of Working Age and wish to make a new claim for help with your rent, you can no longer claim Housing Benefit and need to make a claim for Universal Credit.

Corby Borough Council will no longer be able to accept your claim for Housing Benefit.

This will not apply to you if you are already in receipt of Housing Benefit, of Pension Credit Age or you are in Supported Housing.

Check your Pension Credit age

Link to Claim Universal Credit

If you require assistance with your Council Tax Support, you will need to claim with Corby Borough Council, irrespective of your age.

The Council operates the Housing Benefit scheme on behalf of the Government and these changes have come as a result of Welfare Reform and is defined by legislation. The Council does not have any discretion with regard to the rules governing entitlement or the amount of any subsequent entitlement.


Housing Benefit is an income related benefit. The purpose of Housing benefit is to provide help in paying their rent to people with a low income. The scheme is defined by legislation - the Housing Benefit Regulations 2006. The Council does not have any discretion with regard to the rules governing entitlement or the amount of any subsequent entitlement.

The purpose of Council Tax Support is to provide help in paying their Council Tax Liability to people with low income.  Council Tax Support is adminstered under the Corby Borough Council Scheme (prescribed requirements amended) and the Council Tax Reduction Scheme (Prescribed Requirements) Regulations 2012. These pages are intended to give an indication of the rules and limitations that the Council use when calculating entitlement.

Last updated: Wednesday 25th January 2017 11:13:37 AM
Review date: Saturday 20th January 2018 11:12:46 AM