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What benefits are available?

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, Housing Benefit and Second Adult Rebate

Council Tax Reduction

Council Tax Reduction can help you pay your council tax bill if you are on a low income or claiming other benefits.

You can apply for Council Tax Reduction online.

Housing Benefit

Housing Benefit can help you pay your rent if you are on a low income or claiming other benefits.

You can apply for Housing Benefit online.

Second Adult Rebate

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.

Applying before you move into a property

If you apply for any of the benefits above before you move into a property you can email us at to tell us when you have actually moved in.

Will I qualify for benefit?

For more information on these benefits or to find out if you qualify please visit our will I qualify for benefits page.

Other benefits available from Bradford Council

Discretionary Housing Payments

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.

You can apply for Discretionary Housing Payments online.

Assisted Purchase Scheme

The Assisted Purchase Scheme provides help to buy essential household items.

You can apply for the Assisted Purchase Scheme online.

Free School Meals

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.

Blue Badge Scheme

The Blue Badge Scheme is a national scheme that helps you to park closer to your destination.

You can apply for a Blue Badge on the website.


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).

Other benefits available, but not from Bradford Council

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.

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Contact details

Visit us (call us first to make an appointment):
Britannia House, Hall Ings, Bradford, BD1 1HX
Eccleshill Library, Bolton Road, Eccleshill, BD2 4SR
Laisterdyke Library, Manse Street, Bradford, BD3 8RP
St Oswald’s West End Centre, Southfield Road, Little Horton, BD5 9DH
Manningham Library, Carlisle Road, BD8 8BB
Shipley Library, 2 Wellcroft, Shipley, BD18 3QH
Keighley Town Hall, Bow Street, Keighley, BD21 3PA
Ilkley Town Hall, Station Road, LS29 8HB

Call us : 01274 432772
Text message (SMS) : 07786 208 100
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Write to us at:

Housing Benefits and Reductions
PO Box 1251

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Council Address : Britannia House, Hall Ings, Bradford BD1 1HX

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