Discretionary housing payments provide extra help if you are already getting Housing Benefit or Universal Credit (including housing costs for rent) but you still need further help with your rental costs.
Find out which organisations can give you independent help.
You can claim housing benefit and/or council tax support for a past period. This is called backdating.
Local Housing Allowance (LHA) applies to most tenants who rent their home from a private landlord.
Housing Benefit is a national benefit that can help to pay part or all of your rent if you are a tenant and on a low income. How much you get depends on your income and circumstances. From 11 October 2017 Universal Credit is being rolled out across Doncaster and you may have to claim Universal Credit instead of Housing Benefit for help with your rent. You can view your existing Housing Benefit claim through your My Doncaster account.
Some people claim benefits to which they are not entitled. By doing so they are committing a criminal act.
Find out about council tax, housing benefit, business rates, welfare reform and mobility travel passes.
Most of the government's welfare reforms are now in place.
To apply for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support.
Local Council Tax Support replaced Council Tax Benefit from 1 April 2013. Council Tax Benefit was a national scheme which helped people on a low income pay their Council Tax.