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Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction
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Apply for Housing Benefit and Council tax Reduction
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Maximum Alternative Assistance
- Maximum Alternative Assistance used to be called Second Adult Rebate. It helps towards Council Tax bills for people who don't qualify for benefits themselves but have someone living with them who is on a low income.
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Discretionary Housing Payments
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Free School Meals and School Clothing Allowance
Apply now for Free School Meals
Or download and fill in a form (see one of the links at the bottom).
Blue Badge Scheme
- The Blue Badge Scheme is a national scheme which gives parking concessions for people with certain disabilities.
- Concessionary Travel gives free off-peak local bus travel to help people with certain disabilities and people who are of State Pensionable Age.
Discretionary Support Payment scheme
Not all benefits are administered by the Council. For information about other benefits, including Jobseeker's Allowance and Child Benefit, please visit the GOV.UK website.
Benefit application forms
Find out about the evidence you will need to provide
Changes you need to tell us about
Blue Badge and Disabled Travel Permit Application Forms for people with disabilities
Discretionary Housing Payments Application Form
Find information about Local Housing Allowance
Find out about overpayments
National Welfare Benefit Changes