Contact: Benefits

Team phone

01527 534050

Team email


Town Hall
Walter Stranz Square
B98 8AH


Opening times:

Monday to Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm

Benefits and help

From help with your council tax, housing benefits, Universal Credit and other support service, you can find financial assistance from us here.

Change of circumstances for Housing benefits.

If you are getting Housing benefit and your address or other circumstances change, tell us straight away You might be committing benefit fraud if you don't.

Support towards Council Tax

You may be able to get help with your Council Tax if you are, or someone who lives with you is, on a low income or disabled.

Housing benefit repayments after overpayments

If you get more housing benefit than you are entitled to, this is called an over payment and you will usually have to pay the money back.