Housing benefit is a means tested benefit designed to help people on a low income to pay their rent.
View details of your current benefit claim
Discretionary housing payment is an award to give extra help towards payment of your rent
Information about local housing allowance
Working tax credit is for people who are employed or self-employed (either on their own or in a partnership).
Information about eligibility for free school meals.
The Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme uses a person's income to decide how much discount to apply to their council tax liability.
Information about Universal Credit
Responsibility for investigating all allegations of benefit fraud has passed to the Department for Work and Pensions