Housing Benefit

Service Description: Housing Benefit and Local Council Tax Support are paid by Local Authorities to help towards the cost or Rent and Council Tax.
Council Tax Benefit was replaced on 1 April 2013 by the Local Council Tax Support Scheme.

The next phase of Universal Credit is being introduced on 6th June 2018 for Newport Job Centre and will affect anyone claiming housing costs after this date, however there are exceptions for claiming.