Council tax benefit - new claim
Council Tax Benefit can help you meet the cost of your rent and council tax if you are on a low income. You can claim if you are working and you do not have to be getting any other benefits.
The amount of benefit you get depends on the level of your capital and income, together with your individual circumstances.
For a quick estimate of how much benefits you could get, see our online benefits calculator.
In order to speed up the processing of benefit claims, the Benefits Team at Blaby District Council would like to offer you an appointment to help you make your claim for benefit.
If you ring the number below we will arrange a mutually convenient time (8.45am to 4pm Monday to Thursday or 8.45am to 3.45pm on Friday) for you to attend the Council Offices at Narborough for an interview with an assessment officer. When you make the appointment you will be told what documents you need to bring to the interview, provided all the required supporting documentation is available, the assessment officer will aim to process your claim at the time of the interview. If it is not possible to process your claim immediately, the assessment officer will let you know why.
If it would be more convenient for you to be interviewed at the Joint Service Shop at Forge Corner in Blaby, or at the Braunstone Civic Centre on the Kingsway we can arrange this. Please let the team know when you ring to make an appointment if you would prefer to be interviewed at one of these alternative locations.
Alternatively, if it is difficult for you to attend an interview at any of these locations we can arrange a home visit. Please let the team know when you ring to make an appointment that you would prefer a home visit. If you do have a home visit, provided all the supporting documentation is available we will aim to process your claim within 7 working days.
If you would prefer not to be interviewed or have a home visit, please contact us and we will send you a claim form, or you can download a claim form from above.
Second adult rebate
You can claim second adult rebate if there are other people living in your home who are on a low income.
You cannot claim Second Adult Rebate if you are married or have a partner.
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|Officer / Team||Benefits Team|
|Postal address||Blaby District Council
|Telephone||0116 272 7510|
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This page was last updated on 10th June 2010
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