Benefits and support

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Benefits

West Lindsey District Council
Guildhall
Marshall’s Yard
Gainsborough
DN21 2NA
United Kingdom

Help to pay Council Tax

Council Tax Support is to help pay Council Tax. You do not have to be on another benefit to qualify for Council Tax Support, you can just be on a low income.

Benefit enquiries

Common enquiries in regard to both Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support.

How it is worked out

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support are means tested financial assistance towards paying your rent and your Council Tax.

Benefit calculator

Online benefit calculator for instant online Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Support estimate.

Local Housing Allowance

Local Housing Allowance is the way we work out Housing Benefit for tenants who rent their homes from a private landlord.

Household Support Fund Grant

In March 2022, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that the Household Support Fund was being extended until 30th September 2022, with Lincolnshire allocated a further £5.5m.