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  • Friday 31 March: − the phone lines and emails for our council tax, benefits and business rates services are currently out of action. Online accounts for these services should be working as normal.¬† We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.¬†Work is underway to try and rectify the issue, however services may continue to be impacted over the weekend.

Benefit claims for students

If you are a part-time student, you are able to claim Housing Benefit.

Most full-time students are not eligible for Housing Benefit. However, in special circumstances, you may be able to claim Housing Benefit – for instance, if you:

  • are a lone parent,
  • qualify for the disability or severe disability premiums; or
  • are in receipt of income support.

For more information please see the government’s website.