We can help you with Housing Benefit, Council Tax Support and Free School Meals.
Housing Benefit can help towards your rent if you live and pay rent in Leeds, and are on a low income. Please see the related pages for more information and how to apply.
Council Tax Support
Council Tax Support can reduce the amount of Council Tax you pay or mean that you have nothing to pay. Please see the Council Tax Support related page for further information.
Free School Meals
Please see the Free School Meals related page.
National Welfare Benefit Changes
If you rent a council or housing association property, you may be affected by new rules about under-occupancy. Find out more about the National Welfare Benefit Changes including the benefit cap and changes to council tax support in the National welfare benefit changes related page.
How do I apply?
The benefits claim form can be used to claim Housing Benefit, Council Tax Support and Free School Meals. To download a benefits claims form, go to the Useful forms for claiming benefits related page.
You can also pick a form up at any of our one stop centres - to find out your nearest one stop centre please enter you postcode in the Where I Live section.
For further guidance on making a claim see the information booklet on the Useful forms for claiming benefits related page.
Changes in Circumstances
You must report changes in your circumstances within one month of the change happening. Please see the Changes in Circumstances related page for more information.
What if I don’t agree with my decision, what can I do?
If you do not agree with a decision that has been made about your Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support see the related page Disputes and Appeals.
Reporting Benefit Fraud
There are several ways you can tell us about suspected fraud:
- Telephone - ring our freephone fraud hotline in confidence on 0800 915 6661.
- Email - email us at email@example.com.
- By Post - write to us at Investigation Unit, Selectapost 3, Civic Hall, Leeds LS1 1JF.
Please see the Benefit Fraud related page for more information.