Melton Borough Council

All Council Tax bills in the Melton Borough are showing a 3.1% increase for the LCC element of the 2018/19 bill. The bill should show a 3.0% increase.

The error has occurred with the percentage comparison of the LCC elements in the 2018/19 bill with the 2017/18 bill. Please be assured that the charges within the bill are correct.

What is housing benefit

Housing benefit is a means-tested benefit that helps towards the cost of rent for people who are on a low income. This is paid by the local council directly to the tenant who should then pay this on to you.

Anyone who has to pay rent for their home can claim. It does not matter whether their landlord is the council, a housing association or a private individual or company, they can still claim.

Boarders, lodgers and people in hostels and bed-and-breakfast accommodation can also claim.
We do not normally pay housing benefit to a tenant who is living with a member of their immediate family and paying them rent.