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Benefits

Changes in your circumstances can affect your benefit payments so please tell us as soon as possible
What you need to do to claim Housing Benefit, Local Housing Allowance and Council Tax Reduction (benefits).
Estimate what benefits you are entitled to
You can review your claim for Housing Benefit and/Council Tax Reduction
About Council Tax Reduction, how it is worked out, and how to claim it
What Housing Benefit is and how to make a claim
Tell us if you know of anyone claiming benefit they are not entitled to
Advice on the benefit cap and guidance on whether your claim to housing benefit has been reduced because of it
If you don't agree with our decision, you should get in touch with us
If you are a student, these are the criteria for claiming for Housing Benefit
In certain circumstances we might be able to backdate your claim
How to avoid or pay back an overpayment of benefits
If you find you have to pay rent on two properties at the same time you may be able to get Housing Benefit for both
Information about how to make the most of what you have
A change in working status may enable you to claim Housing Benefit for longer
Information on the next stage of the welfare reform

Contact

  • 01223 457721
  • Cambridge City Council, Revenue Services (Benefits), Freepost PO Box 130, Cambridge CB2 1BR
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