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The amount of benefit you get depends on the level of your capital and income, together with your circumstances.
Housing Benefit gives help with the payment of rent to a private landlord, housing association or for one of our properties. It cannot help with mortgage repayments or rent payable on business premises.
Council Tax support is paid to help with payment of your Council Tax. Any support awarded is deducted from your Council Tax account together with any other discounts which you may also qualify for.
There is a limit on the total amount of benefits you can receive. It applies to most people over 16 who are not at pension age. Find out more about the Benefit Cap on the Gov.UK website.
You can now view your benefit payments and entitlement electronically by signing up online.
OpenAshfield allows you to view:
What are the benefits of viewing your account on line?
If you need to contact us about Council Tax or Benefits you can do so by:
View your benefits and Council Tax online
Check your Housing Benefit, Council Tax entitlement and Council Tax on OpenAshfield