Benefits and council tax

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How to pay, discounts and exemptions, bands and changing your address
Universal Credit is a new benefit which supports people who are on a low income or out of work
Find out if you are eligible for benefits and how to claim
The first vital step in taking control of your finances is to create your own personal budget plan
Find out more about local housing allowance for private housing tenants
Find out about free school meals, clothing grants and education maintenance allowance
How our welfare rights team can help you with advice on benefits and your rights
Find out how much you could be entitled to using the online benefits calculator
How to tell us if you suspect someone of benefit fraud