1. Help from us
Household Support Fund
The government has made money available to local councils to help our residents with the increased cost of living. Working in partnership with Devon County Council we are directing this support to those that may be finding it most difficult to manage higher bills.
Find out about Housing Benefit, how to apply and advice for landlords.
Council Tax Support
If you claim Universal Credit, you may also be able to claim Council Tax Support.
Council Tax Discounts or Council Tax Exemptions
Make sure you’ve claimed any Council Tax Discounts or Council Tax Exemptions that you are eligible for.
Struggling to pay your council tax
As soon as you realise you cannot make a payment to us please contact us using our Council Tax Enquiry form.
Discretionary Household Payments
Do your benefits fail to cover your full rent? As long as you receive housing benefits or the housing cost element of Universal Credit, you can apply for financial help below.
Exceptional Hardship Fund
Are you struggling to pay your council tax, even though you have received a reduction of some sort? If you are experiencing financial hardship then you can apply for this short-term emergency fund to meet the shortfall.
Benefit and budgeting calculator
If you are struggling to afford your bills, use the Household Budgeting Tool to work out your household budget.