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Anyone living in rented accommodation on a low or benefit based income can apply for housing and council tax benefit.
In Bexley, housing and council tax benefit claims are assessed by the Benefits Office at Erith Town Hall.
Homeless and advice officers can offer general advice about eligibility for benefits.They are available at Bexley Civic Offices, Broadway, Bexleyheath.
Housing benefit is help with rent payments for people who have a low income or receive benefits such as Income Support or Job seekers allowance. Some people may get up to 100% of their eligible rent paid.
You can claim this benefit if you pay rent and have less than £16,000 in savings.
We can not help you pay a mortgage, you will need to contact the Benefits Agency if you require this help.
Save time - go online
Use our online service to make a claim for benefit, or to check your entitlement 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or to tell us of a change of circumstances.
Changes to housing benefit from April 2013
New benefit rules for working age claimants in local authority, or registered housing association property
From April 2013 the government is introducing new rules for working age claimants that set out the number of bedrooms housing benefit will pay for if you are renting from a local authority, a registered housing association, or other social landlord. This may mean a possible loss of benefit. More information is given in the article on the left.
- The Welfare Benefits 'Cap'
As part of the introduction to Universal Credit, the government is introducing a welfare benefits cap, or a maximum limit, on the total amount of benefits people can get. More information is given in the article on the left.
- For Changes to Council Tax Benefit see Council Tax Support page
Bexley Benefit Service Standards - Putting Customers First
At the London Borough of Bexley we're committed to putting you first, providing a high quality service to everyone - Please see related media on the right for more details.