Housing benefit helps people on a low income to pay their rent. The amount of benefit you get will depend on your circumstances, and how much rent you pay.
Council tax support is a discount that helps people on low income to pay their council tax. The amount of support you get will depend on your circumstances and how much council tax you pay.
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Benefit changes: Universal Credit
Universal Credit (UC) is a new benefit for people of working age on a low income. It is being introduced gradually across the country as part of the government’s changes to the welfare benefits system.
UC is being introduced in Ealing borough for new single claimants previously entitled to jobseeker’s allowance from 13 July 2015.
Find out more about Universal Credit - including who is affected now and how to claim.