Skip Navigation Go to main navigation

New customers - what benefits are available

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support is paid by Exeter City Council to help pay towards your rent and Council Tax. How much benefit you receive will depend on your circumstances and how much rent and Council Tax you have to pay.


Find out more about Housing Benefit

Find out more about Council Tax Support

See if you are entitled to any assistance by using our Benefit Calculator

Benefits Calculator This link opens in a new browser window

Second Adult Rebate is a benefit for people who are Pension Credit age and solely liable for Council Tax, but do not get a Single Occupier Discount because there are other adult(s) living in the property.  You cannot claim Second Adult Rebate if you are working age.

Find out more about Second Adult Rebate (Alternative Maximum Council Tax Reduction)

If your Housing Benefit does not fully cover your rent, we may be able to give you an extra payment called a Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP)

Find out more about Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP)

If your Council Tax Support does not fully cover your Council Tax bill and you are finding it difficult to pay, we may be able to give you assistance from our Exceptional Hardship Fund. 

Find out more about Council Tax Support - Exceptional Hardship Fund (EHF)

For further independent advice you can visit the Citizens Advice Bureau website.


Cookie Policy

Our site uses cookies to store information on your computer; this allows us to give you the best experience possible and to continually improve our site by giving us a better understanding of how it is being used.

By clicking Proceed or continuing without changing these settings, you consent to this but if you would like to change your settings you can do so at any time at the bottom of the page.

Proceed Change Settings
Find out more about Cookies