The Housing Benefit scheme is administered under legislation and regulations issued by central government to assist residents, on a low income, to meet the costs of their rent.
There are several types of benefits you may be able to claim to assist with your rent including rent rebate, rent allowance or Local Housing Allowance (LHA). You can also use the benefits calculator to calculate your Housing Benefit entitlement before applying and we have also introduced our own Debt Recovery Policy (223kb).
- Citizen’s Advice Bureau (CAB) – 0844 848 9800
- Derbyshire Unemployed Workers Centre – 01246 231441
- Advice Derbyshire – 0844 848 9800
- 2 Shires Credit Union – 01909 500575
- National Debt line – 0808 808 4000
- Release – 01773 306289 or 07932 088331
Need Assistance with your claim?
We may be able to offer you with assistance in applying for Benefits or maintaining your data. If you are unable to visit one of our Contact Centres and would like a Visiting Officer to assist you, in your own property, please contact us on 01246 242436.
We can visit you to offer you assistance with completing a new claim form, providing details or evidence in support of your new claim or a change in circumstances. We would generally contact you, prior to visiting, to arrange a mutually convienient time and would always carry photographic Bolsover District Council endorsed ID.