Guide Financial Support and Advice

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1. Help with Household Bills

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Get help if you can't afford the basics like food, gas, electricity and household goods.

Council Tax Reduction Scheme

Apply for a council tax reduction, if you are on a low income, out of work or in receipt of state benefits. The amount you receive depends on your income and circumstances

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Apply for a Council Tax Reduction


Discretionary Housing Payment

Do your benefits fail to cover your full rent? As long as you receive housing benefits or the housing cost element of Universal Credit, you can apply for financial help below.

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Apply for the Discretionary Housing Payment


Exceptional Hardship Fund for Council Tax

Are you struggling to pay your council tax, even though you have received a reduction of some sort? If you are experiencing financial hardship then you can apply for this short-term emergency fund to meet the shortfall.

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Apply for the Exceptional Hardship Fund


Request Financial Support

If you are struggling to afford food or other essentials you may be able to get help from East Devon's hardship fund.

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Request Financial Support


Help with Energy Costs

Information on the Council Tax (Energy) Rebate, grants and advice services to help reduce and pay your energy bills.

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Get help with Energy Costs