Claim Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction

Council Tax Benefit, now known as Council Tax Reduction, is means tested. This means when we work out how much you may get, we take into account things like your income, savings, pensions and investments.

How do I claim?

If you are on a low income and would like to claim Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Reduction complete the online Housing Benefits claim form.

You can claim Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Reduction, if you are on Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance or if you are on a low income (this includes people who are self employed).

If you are in receipt of Universal Credit, you are still able to claim Council Tax Reduction.

You cannot claim if you or your partner have more than £16,000 in savings either individually or combined, unless you are in receipt of guaranteed pension credits.

Second adult rebate

You can claim second adult rebate if there are other people living in your home who are on a low income.

You cannot claim second adult rebate if you are married or have a partner, please contact the council for more information - email benefits@watford.gov.uk or call us on 01923 278501.

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