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If you pay rent or council tax for your home and live on a low income (even if you are in full-time work or self-employed), you may be entitled to some help by claiming one or more of the above benefits.

The amount or type of help you will receive depends on who lives with you, the amount of money you have coming in to your household, and any other benefits and savings you have.

Universal Credit is to be introduced in the Fareham area from the 28 March 2016 for single new claimants who are job seekers.  See the information link below which explains this new benefit and how this will affect new claimants in our borough.

Some of the rules for assessing how much benefit or support you could get are different depending upon your age.

Contact Benefits by email: benefits@fareham.gov.uk or phone: 01329 824646.


 Council Tax Support
 

Council Tax Support from April 2016

National welfare reform changes

See how you may be affected by these changes:
 

Changes to Welfare Benefits

 

 

arrow Information for working age people

Information about Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support specifically for people of a working age.  If you have been told to claim Universal Credit please see the information below which provides guidance on how to claim.

arrow Universal Credit

Information about explain the new benefit and how this will affect single claimants who are job seeekers.

arrow Information for pensioners

Information about Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support specifically for people of a pensionable age.

arrow How to claim

If you pay rent or council tax for your home, and live on a low income, you may be entitled to claim.  If you have been told to claim Universal Credit, please view our Universal Credit page on how to claim "housing costs". Council Tax Support must still be claimed from Fareham Borough Council.

arrow Change to your existing claim

Find out what you need to tell us when your circumstances change.

arrow Information for landlords

Information about Housing Benefit specifically for landlords.

arrow Appeals

Find out what to do if you think that a decision about your Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support is wrong.

arrow Overpayments

Overpayments occur when you have received too much Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support.

arrow Extra help

Discretionary Housing Payments provide Housing Benefit claimants with further assistance where the Local Authority considers that additional help with housing costs is needed.

Exceptional Hardship Fund payments provide Council Tax Support claimants with further assistance where the Local Authority considers that additional help with Council Tax is needed.

arrow Benefit Fraud

Information about Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support fraud and how to report it.



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