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Benefits and other Financial Support

Universal Credit, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Reduction and other financial support you may be entitled to.

Universal Credit has replaced 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.

Household Support Scheme. 

St Albans City and District Council have been allocated some more funds from the The Department for Work and Pension's 'Household Support Scheme'. Some of this money has now been passed to third party organisations who work with vulnerable residents and some money will be distributed to households that the Council identify as being in need. The Household Support Scheme is designed to help people with things like food and utility bills. Residents are not currently able to apply directly to the Household Support Fund. However, if you need help or support you can contact Hertshelp on 0300 123 4044 who may be able to assist. 

Click the button on the right for more information. 

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