Criteria for backdating income support
You may be able to claim Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support if you're on a low income.
You need to rent your home to qualify for Housing Benefit.
If you can't get Council Tax Support, you may get your bill reduced for other reasons, for example if you live alone, are a carer or if your home has been adapted to meet the needs of a disabled person.
Find out about other Council Tax discounts, exemptions and Second Adult Rebate.
Housing Benefit is a means-tested benefit to help you pay rent. Council Tax Support is a scheme to reduce Council Tax bills for people on a low income.
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Back to top Means Assessment guideline All cash income is assessable as means.