Housing Benefits and Council Tax Benefit
Council Tax Support
The Government has abolished Council Tax Benefit from 31 March
2013. Cheshire East Council has created its own scheme to
replace it from 1 April 2013. More information is available on
the new Council Tax
Size limit rules in the Social Rented Sector took effect from
April 2013 for those aged below 61. If you are assessed as
having more bedrooms then you need, according to the new rules, you
will be considered as under-occupying your home. If
this is the case you will see a reduction to your housing benefit
- 14% of the total eligible rent for under-occupation by one
- 25% of the total eligible rent for under-occupation by two
bedrooms or more.
Information for Landlords
Already getting Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit?
Don’t forget to tell us about any changes in your circumstances
or those of any other people who live with you. You can now do this
online using our
online change in circumstances form or download a copy of the change in circumstances form
(PDF, 184KB) to fill out by hand.