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Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support

We manage the Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support for people in Swale. We make these payments on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions.

We work within the laws and guidelines set out for these Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support. These can sometimes be very complicated, so we have tried give a simple outline of the schemes. To find out more about the benefits that may be available to you please see the information below.

Booking an appointment

Managing your housing benefits and council tax support is getting even easier, book an appointment to deal with accounts and claims.

Have you had a change in circumstances?

Have you had a pay increase, or an increase in your private pension or any other income?

Can I claim?

Are you on a low income? Find out if you are able to claim Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support.

Universal Credit

Universal Credit (UC) is being introduced in Swale by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) from March 2015.

Welfare reform

Welfare reform is coming - are you prepared? Find out about the changes.

Extra Benefits

Information on special additional benefits including 'Extended Payments' and 'Discretionary Housing Payments'.
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