People on a low income
People on low incomes can get help to pay their rate bill. If you or you and your partner are of state pension age you can apply for Housing Benefit and Rate Relief. If you are getting Universal Credit you may be entitled to Rate Rebate to help pay rates.
Qualifying for help paying your rates
You may be entitled to help with your rates bill if:
- you have a low income
- you are entitled to Pension Credit
- you are entitled to Universal Credit
To read more information about Housing Benefit and Rate Relief, go to:
Tenants or homeowners getting Universal Credit
If you're already getting Universal Credit and need help paying your rates, you should apply for Rate Rebate.
Getting help to pay your rates bill
For information about schemes that could help you pay your rates, contact:
Use the benefits calculator to find out if there are benefits you may be entitled to: