Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support calculator

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This form is for customers claiming for EXETER ADDRESSES ONLY i.e. for properties who are registered for Council Tax at Exeter City Council.  Please contact your local Council to claim for an address outside of Exeter

Universal Credit has been introduced in Exeter and has replaced Housing Benefit and a range of other welfare benefits for most working age people. If you are working age and do not fall into any of the categories below you will need to claim Universal Credit for help with any housing costs. 

You should only apply for Housing Benefit if you:

  • live in certain types of supported accommodation often referred to as specified accommodation; or
  • are entitled to a benefit with a severe disability premium, or have been in the last month and continue to be eligible; or
  • have reached pension age, you can check whether this applies to you by clicking on the link to the state pension age calculator; or
  • are part of a couple, one of you has reached state pension age and you were claiming Housing Benefit or state pension credit (as a couple) before 15 May 2019
  • from 11 April 2018, you are homeless and the council has placed you in temporary accommodation.

If you do not fall into any of the categories above you will need to claim Universal Credit for help with your rent.

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Choose this option if you would like to see how much Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support you may be eligible for. The details that you enter can be added automatically to parts of our online claim form. This calculation will save you time later on if you decide to complete an online claim form.

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