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Around half of working people who would qualify for Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Reduction don't claim, often because they think they earn too much. You could be missing out, but we want to make sure you don't.

If you want to know how much you might get you can check an estimated entitlement on the benefit calculator on our website, or call our Benefit Team on (01935) 462462 or email us benefitsunit@southsomerset.gov.uk who will be very happy to advise you.

Housing Benefit News

New Help Video

Tips and advice on making an online claim for Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Support

HBCTR Help Video

New Online Form!

If you have been asked to provide evidence for your Housing benefit or Council Tax Support Claim you can now upload photos of the evidence securely online.

Evidence Upload 

LHA Rates for 2018/19

LHA Rates 

Non Dependant Deductions for 2018/19

Non Dep 


Other News

2018/19 Guide

Your guide to your 2018/19 Council Services and Council Tax

View Guide


Seeking Work in Somerset

A free guide to where to find help and advice if you are facing redundancy or unemployment. (Job Centre Plus - May 2013)

View seeking work in Somerset Guide