On this page, you'll find information about Benefits available from Bradford Council. If you already get one or more of these benefits and want to report a change that may affect your benefits, please visit our change of circumstances page.
Council Tax Reduction can help you pay your council tax bill if you are on a low income or claiming other benefits.
Housing Benefit can help you pay your rent if you are on a low income or claiming other benefits.
Second Adult Rebate, also known as Alternative Maximum Assistance, can help to pay your Council Tax bill when other people who live with you are on a low income or claim benefits.
You can apply for Second Adult Rebate online.
If you apply for any of the benefits above before you move into a property you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us when you have actually moved in.
For more information on these benefits or to find out if you qualify please visit our will I qualify for benefits page.
Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) may be made where other benefits in payment do not cover your rent. In some cases we can make payments for rent deposits or advance rental payments, removal costs or to clear rent arrears.
The Assisted Purchase Scheme provides help to buy essential household items.
If you receive benefits and apply for Free School Meals for your children they may get other help too.
You can apply for Free School Meals online.
The Blue Badge Scheme is a national scheme that helps you to park closer to your destination.
Concessionary Travel gives free off-peak local bus travel to help people with certain disabilities and people who are of State Pensionable Age.
You can apply by downloading and printing a Concessionary Travel Pass form (PDF).
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.
Community Advice Network agencies work across Bradford District. They give advice about all types of benefits, tax credits, disability allowances and Universal Credit. They can also help with debt, housing, homelessness, employment rights, fuel, utilities, immigration, nationality, asylum, consumer, community care and related problems. You can find local advice services on the BradfordCAN website.