Housing benefit and council tax support

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.

View your housing benefit account online

Sign up to MyAccount to view your benefits account online 

Benefit fraud

Benefit cheats steal from everyone. If you are suspicious, report it.

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.