Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support

What is Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support?

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support is financial help towards paying your rent and Council Tax. It is paid by Kettering Borough Council and is a means tested benefit/support based on regulations set by the government.

New benefit claimants of working age will likely have to claim their Housing Benefit via Universal Credit.  Over the coming years existing working age claimants will be switched to Universal Credit. 

If you're mixed-age couple (one working age and one pensioner), you will need to claim Universal Credit.  If you're a single pensioner, or two pensioners in a couple, you are not impacted by Universal Credit at this stage and can claim Housing Benefits via the Council.