Help with paying your rent
The Housing Benefit scheme for claims made after 7th April 2008.
The dates that we will send fortnightly and 4 weekly payments
Help with paying your Council Tax
How you can help to stop people cheating the benefits system
Council Tax Discounts
These are not benefits but could help to reduce your Council Tax payments.
Online form to tell us if your circumstances have changed.
Find out if you might be entitled to Housing benefit Council Tax reduction scheme
Please note: the calculator will give you an indication as to how much you could receive. Your actual entitlement will only be known when your claim has been worked out by the Benefits Service.
You can find more information about Housing Benefit or Council tax reduction scheme on gov.uk (external website).
e-Citizen is a way that you can get information about your personal accounts, Benefit claims; Council Tax and Business Rates (Non Domestic) with the council.
Advice on where to get more information about most state benefits and tax credits
Most recent 'For Your Benefit' newsletter produced by Wealden District Council Benefits Services Team. This is also available in large print as a text only document (Word document)
Shows you how we are performing against the government's and the Council's targets
Companies who charge for helping you claim benefits.
We are aware of at least one company who offers free benefits advice and who will help you make a claim for benefit. They will charge you 40% or 45% of any back paid award you receive on a no win, no fee basis. This could be for any state benefit but particularly the benefits related to disability.
There is no need for you to pay for this help. Wealden Benefits Service will help you to make a claim or will tell you who can help. Any help or advice we give you is free, as is the help from organisations we can refer you to.