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Benefits in Tameside

Benefits in Tameside

Self Service

View Benefits, Council Tax and Business Rates

View your information for Benefits, Council Tax and Business Rates online with the self service system. You can view payments made towards Council Tax and Business Rates accounts, and if you are a landlord you can view information relating to your tenants.

If you wish to make payments to the council, use the Pay It link on the left.

Go to the Self Service System

Change of Circumstances

You can now update your details and inform us of any change to your benefits and income online.

Go to the Change of Circumstances online system Link to External Website

When will my claim be dealt with?

New Claims for Council Tax Support and Housing Benefit and Change of Address applications will be processed within 14 working days of receipt where all the necessary information has been provided to enable the assessment to take place.

All other information will take longer to process. The Benefits Service will process all work as quickly as possible however during busy periods this may take up to 45 days. The start of the financial year in March, April and May are usually very busy periods.

If you wish to query the progress of a claim please wait until 45 days has elapsed before contacting the Benefits Service. This will enable us to process as many claims as possible.

Ways you can help

Remember your claim will be processed quicker if you supply all the necessary supporting information required as soon as possible.

Apply for Housing Benefit Online Link to External Website

Information about the main benefits you might wish to claim (there is a full A-Z listing on the DWP website Link to External Website)

Who to Contact

Contact Information
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Contact by Post

Revenues Division
Exchequer and Support Services
Tameside MBC
Council Offices
Wellington Road
Ashton under Lyne
Contact by Telephone
0161 342 3708
Contact by Fax
"0161 342 2676/2012" department
Request this service online!

Page last updated: 23 June 2015