From 11 July new claims for Housing Benefit will only be accepted for customers who are:
Customers who do not meet any of the above criteria will need to make a claim for Universal Credit to receive help for their rent.
Council Tax Support is a local scheme and provides help with your council tax bill by reducing the amount you have to pay, depending on your income.
Help to pay your Council tax is not included in Universal Credit and continues to be provided by Coventry City Council.
Free School Meals
If you only want to claim Free School Meals, you are able to do this on a separate shorter application form.To access that form, please go to www.coventry.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals
Using your personal information
Data Protection Act 2018The Data Controller is Coventry City Council
The information you provide will only be used to process your claim and to assess entitlement to any other benefits, grants or services that the Council provides.
We may share your information with other bodies, which include schools, government departments, other local authorities and private sector companies such as employers, banks and organisations that may lend you money, if the law allows or requires it, to help improve the service you receive and to develop other services.
Coventry City Council is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers, and to this end may use the information you have provided on this form for the prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes. For further information, see https://www.coventry.gov.uk/datamatchingandnfi
If you live in the area covered by Coventry City Council, you can use this application to:
The application is in two parts. The first is a calculator which can give you an idea of what you may be entitled to. The second part allows you to make a claim.