People on a low income
People on a low income 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 your rate bill.
Due to coronavirus, rate bills will be issued in June 2020 instead of April 2020 when people usually get their rates bills. Further information is available on the following page - Coronavirus (Covid-19) and delay in rate bills
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: