Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction are ‘means tested’. This means that we take in to account the people living in your household, their income and savings when working out how much you might receive. Check the items on the left to see a summary of some of the rules that may apply for the various items of income and expenditure that could be taken into account when working out how much benefit you will receive.
The rules for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction are complex.
To check your eligibility to claim Housing and or Council Tax Benefit use the Benefits advisor section from the GOV.UK website and follow the steps through the assessment.
Please note that this assessment is designed to give you an indication of the benefit to which you may be entitled and is based on the information that you provide.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the benefit section
telephone: (01594) 812531
write to: Forest of Dean District Council, Council Offices, High St, Coleford, Glos. GL16 8HG