You may be able to get help to pay your rent and council tax even if you're working or self-employed. The amount of benefit you'll get depends on the amount of money you're earning.
If you're already on benefits but are about to start or return to work, find out about extended payments.
When you complete and return your claim form, you'll also be asked to provide details of your earnings. You'll need to send us:
- Your last five payslips, if you're paid weekly
- Your last three payslips, if you're paid fortnightly
- Your last two payslips, if you're paid monthly or four-weekly
- If you don't have any payslips, please provide a certificate of earnings
Take a look at the following frequently asked questions to help you better understand whether you might be entitled to claim for benefits, even if you're working.