Guide Coronavirus related FAQs for Benefits and Council Tax

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11. Will my self-employed earnings be disregarded from Housing Benefit?

We have received no information to suggest the calculation from self-employed income for Housing Benefit is going to change and therefore normal benefit rules will still apply.

How and if your claim is reassessed will depend on your individual situation.

If you are only needing short term help with your rent and your income from your self-employment can’t be changed, you can apply for help through Discretionary Housing Payments. We will then contact you if we need further information to decide your claim.