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Council Tax Support Consultation

Have your say on proposals for the Council Tax Support scheme for working age residents in Torbay. The consultation is open until 11 October 2019 and there is a public event being held at Paignton Library on the 11 September 2019 for people to find out more about the proposals. Take part in the consultation >>

The current processing time for new applications and changes to benefit claims is an average of 6 weeks.

If you contact us with a general enquiry online we will reply to you within two working days.

Housing Benefit (HB)

Housing Benefit (HB) can help to pay your rent if you are on a low income.

It is a regular payment to help pay part or all of your rent and some types of service charges. How much you get depends on your income and circumstances.

Housing benefit doesn’t cover mortgage payments or help with water charges, care or support costs, food, heating or hot water charges.

Council Tax Support (CTS)

Council Tax Support (CTS) can help to pay your council tax if you are on a low income.

It can help to pay part or all of your council tax, how much you get depends on your income and circumstances.