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Universal Credit has started to replace Housing Benefit for most working-age claimants. This means if you need help with your rent and you are below pensionable age you will now need to claim Universal Credit instead of Housing Benefit.

There are some exceptions to this – please visit the GOV.UK website to find out if you need to claim Universal Credit instead of Housing Benefit.

Universal Credit is administered by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and not St Albans City & District Council.

Benefits and COVID-19: 

If your income has been affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic you may be entitled to Statutory Sick Pay,
Job Seekers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance, Universal Credit
and/or Council Tax Support

Housing Benefit

If you are of pension age you need to claim Housing Benefit by applying to us

Help with your rent

Council Tax

If you need help with your Council Tax, you will need to claim Council Tax Support from us.

Council Tax Support

Benefit fraud

Benefit fraud is taking public money that could be spent on other vital services and can affect how much Council Tax you have to pay. Help us tackle this – if you suspect benefit fraud report it online at the GOV.UK or by phone on 0800 854 4400 (Monday to Friday, between 8am and 6pm).

Benefits news

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