Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support


Important Information

Corby Borough is a Universal Full Service from 01/02/2017.

We may be unable to accept a claim for Housing Benefit.

You could get Housing Benefit to help you pay your rent if you're:

  • living in temporary accommodation, sheltered housing or a council hostel
  • in a household with 3 or more children (until further notice)
More Information/Exceptions

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.

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Last updated: Wednesday 8th August 2018 03:24:18 PM
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