Council tax disability reduction backdating
You may claim where you are working for an employer, self-employed or receiving a benefit or allowance payable by Job Centre Plus where you have to pay rent for the property you live in.You may pay rent to a private landlord or to a Housing Association e.g. Housing Benefit is a means tested benefit which means that your personal and financial circumstances will determine how much help we can give you.Working age residents in these postcodes, who need help with their rent, must claim Universal Credit from the Department of Work and Pensions for help with their housing costs. All other working age residents If you are not single without a child and do not live in SM4 or CR4, may claim Housing Benefit. Single working age residents with no children If you are a single person with no children you should go to GOV. If you are not eligible they DWP will tell you and then you are eligible to claim Housing Benefit to help with your housing costs.The Chancellor announced that from April 2017 support provided through Child Tax Credit will be limited to 2 children, so that any subsequent children born after April 2017 will not be eligible for this support.From April 2017 new claims for Child Tax Credit will not be eligible for the ‘family element’ of £545 per year.This means that more people may be eligible for Housing Benefit.
We will need to see evidence of all of your income and savings in order to complete the calculation.
The following groups will be exempt from the changes to Tax Credits and Universal Credit (UC): The child element of Universal Credit will be reduced in the same way as Child Tax Credit – from April 2017 new claims will be limited to 2 children and from the same date new claims will not be eligible for the ‘first child premium’.
Similarly the work allowance in Universal Credit will be reduced from April 2016 – for disabled people and people with children to £192 per month if you have housing costs and £397 per month if you don’t have housing costs.
You are not affected by this and should continue to the sections below.
A couple is defined as two people who are married or are living together as married (this includes co-habiting partners and civil partners).
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There are no differences in the way claims for same sex couples and couples of different sex are worked out.