Please complete the online form by clicking on the blue start button.

Before you apply for Council Tax Support

If you have recently applied for, or are in receipt of Universal Credit, please complete a full application form using the Start button below. You will need to provide your Universal Credit award letters to support your claim.

You don't need to complete a full application form if:

  • you are already in receipt of Housing Benefit and have had a change in circumstances which means you may now qualify for Council Tax Support as well
  • you have recently applied for Housing Benefit (but not the Housing Element of Universal Credit) via the Department for Work and Pensions or the Pension Service and have been advised you need to claim Council Tax Support from us

instead complete a shortened claim form

Data Protection

Any personal information which you provide will be held and used by East Devon District Council for the purpose of processing your Housing Benefit and/or in the administration of Council Tax.

  • Your information may be provided to a third party acting on our behalf in processing your Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax.
  • Your information may also be shared within East Devon District Council for the purposes of carrying out our lawful functions. Otherwise your personal information will not be disclosed to anybody outside East Devon District Council without your permission, unless there is a lawful reason to do so, for example disclosure is necessary for crime prevention or detection purposes.
  • Your information will be held securely and will not be retained for any longer than is necessary.

There are a number of rights available to you in relation to our use of your personal information, depending on the reason for processing. Further detail about our use of your personal information can be found in the relevant Privacy Notice which can be accessed at eastdevon.gov.uk/privacy.