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Housing Benefits

What is Housing Benefit? Housing Benefit helps you pay your rent if you are on a low income.

Employment & Job Seekers Benefits

The following employment and job seekers benefits are available to those who qualify. These benefits are managed and pai...

Local Housing Allowance

Local Housing Allowance (LHA) is a scheme for people in privately rented accommodation who make a new claim for Housing...

Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme

From April 2013 local authorities have had the duty of determining their own Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme (LCTRS),...

Universal Credit

Universal Credit (UC) is a benefit designed to replace six existing benefits with a single monthly payment. It will only...

Benefit Calculator

Directgov offer a free online service that allows you to find out what benefits you are entitled to. Get benefit advice...

Death & Bereavement Benefits

There are a number of bereavement related benefits that you can apply for. These benefits are managed and paid by centra...

Child & Family Benefits

The following child and family benefits are managed and paid by central government. By following the links on this page ...

Transport Assistance for Students

Transport for students under the age of 16 To qualify for transport assistance you must meet the following criteria: ...

Free School Meals

Reception, Year 1 and 2 All Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 pupils in state-funded schools can have free school meals. If...

Benefit & Local Council Tax Reduction Fraud

Counter-Fraud Statement Local Authorities have a statutory duty under Section 151 for the Local Government Finance Act ...

Health & Social Care Benefits

The following health and social care benefits are offered to citizens who qualify. These benefits are managed and paid b...

Social Fund Benefits

Budgeting loan If you are on a low income and need help with certain important costs, you may be able to get an interes...

Size Criteria for Social Sector Tenants

Claimants who live in social rented properties, including housing associations, charities and other non-profit making or...

Benefit Cap

From July 2013 a cap was introduced on the total amount of housing benefit that working age people can receive, so that ...

Landlords & Housing Benefit

Due to the Data Protection and Social Security Acts we cannot automatically give information about Housing Benefit claim...

National Fraud Initiative

How Stratford-on-Avon District Council assists in fraud detection and prevention

Reporting a Change in Your Circumstances

You must tell the Council's Benefit department about any changes in your circumstances immediately. If the change means ...

Council Tax

How Council Tax is collected and distributed within Stratford-on-Avon District

Housing Benefit Fraud

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) are responsible for the investigation of Housing Benefit fraud.