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.
If you require assistance with your Council Tax Support, you will need to claim with Corby Borough Council, irrespective of your age.
Council Tax Support is a means tested reduction in a person's Council Tax liability and ANYONE who is liable to pay Council Tax can apply. The restrictions on who can claim Housing Benefit previously described do not apply.
Council Tax Support can also be referred to as Council Tax Reduction although they mean the same thing.
How much support you will receive will depend on your Income and circumstances.
Each scheme is locally based so it will not necessarily follow that the support you could receive in one Local Authority area will be the same as that received in another.
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.