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Welfare Reform Changes
From April 2011 the Government is making a number of changes to the housing benefit scheme. Most of these changes will affect tenants renting from a private landlord.
What to do if you think our decision is wrong.
Find out whether you can get your benefit claim backdated.
Use our online calculator to check whether you qualify for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit.
Changes in your circumstances
You must tell us straight away about any changes that could affect your benefit.
Discretionary housing and Council tax Support payments
If you do not get the full amount of Housing Benefit or your award of Council Tax Support is less than you were previously receiving in Council Tax Benefit then you may be able to claim a Discretionary Housing and Council Tax Support Payment.
Forms and leaflets
Access our online services or download useful forms and information leaflets.
What to do if you suspect someone is claiming benefit fraudulently.
Benefits information for registered social landlords and private landlords whose tenants do not receive local housing allowance.
Local housing allowance for landlords
Advice for private landlords, whose tenants (are not exempt from LHA) and claimed benefit or changed address after 8 April 2008.
Local housing allowance for tenants
Advice for private tenants, who made their claim or changed address after 8 April 2008. This section does not apply if you rent your property from a Registered Social Landlord such as Trafford Housing Trust.
Local housing allowance rates
Find out how much Local Housing Allowance you may be entitled to.
Information and advice about making a new claim for benefit.
What to do if you have been overpaid.