Local Council Tax Reduction helps people on a low income pay their Council Tax.
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From to provide proof of the rent you pay to support a claim for Housing Benefit.
Local Housing Allowance (LHA) applies to most tenants who rent their home from a private landlord.
You can claim housing benefit and/or council tax reduction for a past period. This is called backdating.
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. Universal Credit has been 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.
If we pay you too much benefit, known as an overpayment, we will usually ask you to pay this back to us.
You can get in touch with our benefits team in a number of ways.
Universal Credit has been being rolled out across Doncaster and you may have to claim Universal Credit instead of Housing Benefit for help with your rent. You will still need to make a claim for Council Tax Reduction if you receive, or are making a claim for, Universal Credit. The amount of Housing Benefit, if you are still eligible to claim, and Council Tax Reduction we will pay you depends on your circumstances.
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