Help if you have been asked to self-isolate

If you have been told by the NHS to self-isolate and are unable to work, you may be eligible for help under the Test and Trace Payment Support Scheme.

Help with your bills or rent

You can  apply for Universal Credit if your earnings have changed because of covid-19 and you are unable to pay your bills or rent.

You can apply for universal credit if:

  • you are working less hours; or,
  • you are self-employed and are not earning the same as you could before covid-19

Changes in your income

If you recieve Housing Benefit, a Council Tax Reduction, or any other benefit please make sure that you tell us of any changes to your income.

Discretionary housing payments

If you already receive housing costs element of universal credit or housing benefit, but are still unable to meet the cost of your rent, you might be eligible for a discretionary housing payment.

Help with your mortgage

The Government can offer  help towards the interest payments on your mortgage  and some other loans. Alternatively, you could speak to your mortgage or loan provider and ask them about payment holidays.

Help with paying your council tax

If you are struggling with the cost of your council tax we encourage you to get in touch with us to discuss your account so that we can try and work out how we can help you. Please visit our Council tax payment difficulties page, or contact taxation@chichester.gov.uk and arrange for an officer to contact you.

You may be eligible for Council Tax Reduction. Please view our benefits calculator or make an application for benefits.

We are also offering additional discretionary council tax support as a result of COVID-19.

If you have no money for food