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Welcome to the updated benefit website. This site provides you with information on how to claim, what information you need to provide, our performance information plus other help available from outside agencies for help in hard times.

Please click the links to the left of this page.


There are numerous national welfare benefits available to financially assist those who are: 

  • On a low income
  • Have children
  • Of pensionable age or
  • Unable to work due to an illness or disability.

These benefits are administered by a number of different public bodies which include Redditch Borough Council, The Department for Work and Pensions and HMRC (formerly the Inland Revenue).

Redditch Borough Council is responsible for the administration of the following Benefits:

right arrow greenHousing Benefit.

right arrow greenCouncil Tax Support.

right arrow greenSecond Adult Rebate

You can get an estimate on the amount of the above benefits by visiting the online

right arrow greenBenefits Calculator.

right arrow greenHow to contact us

For the latest news regarding Housing and Council Tax Benefit, please click on the link below:

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We have also posted a Income Maximisation page which contains other helpful websites, including other benefits, discounts and exemptions for help in hard times.

If you are experiencing problems with paying your mortgage, please visit the Direct.Gov www website or visit Redditch Borough Council's Mortgage Rescue Scheme pages.

Please click on the name of each Benefit to be re-directed to another page on this site where you will be able to find more information.

As well as these Benefits, help may be available with your Council Tax in the form of discounts and exemptions.  For more information on these, please see our Council Tax page.

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This page was last reviewed 19 February 2014 at 14:40 by Web Team.
The page is next due for review 18 August 2014.
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