Benefits and Support

Coronavirus (COVID-19): change to service


On advice from the government regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), some services have changed. Find our latest information and advice about benefits and support services in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

See further information about changes to services.

If you are unemployed or on a low income you may be able to claim benefits. Benefits can help pay rent, bills and buy food for the family. You can apply for benefits online

Council Tax support

You can apply for Council Tax support if you're on low income and liable to pay Council Tax.

Apply for Council Tax support

Who is eligible for Council Tax support

Benefits if you're disabled, have a health condition or are caring for somebody

You may be able to claim benefits from the government if you have a disability or are caring for somebody.

Contact us about benefits

Contact us to discuss benefit claims, changes and appeals.

Housing Benefit

You can apply for Housing Benefit if you are on a low income.

View your benefits online

You can view your benefit payments through your online account.

Universal Credit

Universal Credit is part of the government's Welfare Reform. It is a new benefit that replaces the six existing benefits.

Report benefit fraud

Information about benefit fraud and how to report it.