Local Housing Allowance (LHA) applies to most tenants who rent their home from a private landlord.
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Local Council Tax Reduction (formerly known as Local Council Tax Support) replaced Council Tax Benefit from 1 April 2013. Council Tax Benefit was a national scheme which helped people on a low income pay their Council Tax.
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If we pay you too much benefit, known as an overpayment, we will usually ask you to pay this back to us.
Discretionary housing payments provide extra help if you are already getting Housing Benefit or Universal Credit (including housing costs for rent) but you still need further help with your rental costs.
Most of the government's welfare reforms are now in place.
You can claim housing benefit and/or council tax reduction for a past period. This is called backdating.
Housing Benefit is a national benefit that can help to pay part or all of your rent if you are a tenant and on a low income. How much you get depends on your income and circumstances. Since 11 October 2017 Universal Credit has been rolled out across Doncaster and you may have to claim Universal Credit instead of Housing Benefit for help with your rent. You can view your existing Housing Benefit claim through your My Doncaster account.