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Benefits & Council Tax Support

Housing Benefit

Housing Benefit gives help with the payment of rent to a private landlord, housing association or for an Ashfield Homes Ltd. property. It cannot help with mortgage repayments or rent payable on business premises.

Council Tax Support

Council Tax Support is paid to help with payment of your Council Tax. Any support awarded is deducted from your Council Tax account together with any other discounts which you may also qualify for. Only the people named on your Council Tax bill can claim.

Second Adult Rebate

If you are the only person liable to pay Council Tax, and at pension age, but have other non-liable adults living with you we may be able to use their income and savings to work out your benefit. These ‘second adults’ must not be dependant on you or pay you rent to live in your home; they cannot be your partner either. How much Council Tax Support you get depends on their income and savings only, your income and savings are ignored. The most Council Tax Support you can get is 25% off your bill. If you are entitled to both types of Support, the one that gives you the most help will be paid. Any Support due to you is credited to your Council Tax account. This will be shown on your Council Tax bill. Second Adult Rebate is not applicable for working age claimants.

The links in this section provide a lot of information and advice about Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support. If you are ever in doubt about something, need advice or just want to contact us about Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support, please get in touch.

You can also get help and information about Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support at the Council's Customer Service Points. These are at Urban Road, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Brook Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield and Watnall Road, Hucknall.