We provide an efficient benefits service for
council, private sector and housing association tenants, and
Housing benefit helps tenants on low incomes
with rent payments. You can claim council tax benefit if you are
the person liable for the council tax in your household.
What benefits are you entitled to?
You can work out how much benefit you may be
entitled to using the benefits calculator.
Also have a look at the advice from DirectGov about who's
eligible to claim benefits:
How benefits are worked out
Benefits are means-tested - taking into
account how much income and savings you have compared with your
personal circumstances. Benefits must be applied for in writing.
You will be required to complete a Benefit Application Form so that
we can work out if you do qualify for any benefit.
If you are not entitled to benefit in your own right you may
still be able to get help in the form of a second adult rebate,
based on the income of people in the household other than the
reductions to housing benefit for registered social housing
tenants with additional rooms from April 2013.
Downloadable and online forms
In and Out of Work Project
The In and Out of Work Project has been
launched to help local councils, the Department for Work and
Pensions, and HM Revenue and Customs to work together to
provide a better service for people who claim benefits and
frequently move in and out of work.
For further information contact:
One Connect Limited, Revenues and Benefits
Service, PO Box 16, 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk, L39 2DF
Tel: 0300 7900380*
*Calls to 03 numbers cost no more than a
national rate call to an 01 or 02 number and count towards any
inclusive minutes in the same way as 01 and 02 calls. These rules
apply to calls from any type of line including mobile, BT, other
fixed line or payphone.