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Advice for getting out of debt.
As part of its welfare reforms the Government has introduced Universal Credit, a new benefit that replaces six existing benefits, including Housing Benefit.
The Council Tax Reduction Scheme in Preston is called Council Tax Support and can help pay towards your Council Tax depending on your circumstances.
Discretionary housing payments (DHP) can help in a temporary situation where you need extra help with housing costs. To be eligible you must be claiming housing benefit.
If you have any changes to your income or savings, members within the household or move address you must tell us straightaway.
Find out how Housing Benefit could help you pay your rent.
Find out if you're entitled to money off your Council Tax bill.
Information discretionary housing payment scheme within housing benefits
The limit that has been set on the maximum amount of benefit.
Information regarding changes that may affect benefit entitlement.
How to make a claim for backdated benefit.
How to report benefit fraud, how we check your claim and what happens if you commit benefit fraud.
Information on when and how to appeal against a decision of the council.
Local housing allowance is used to work out how much Housing Benefit you get.