East Lothian Council

Welcome to the Benefits Section

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction

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If you need help or advice with your Housing Benefit and or Council Tax Reduction, we will be able to help.  For example, if you:

  • are unsure of what benefit/reduction you are entitled to
  • need help to make a claim
  • think your benefit/reduction is wrong
  • have been turned down for a benefit/reduction you think you're entitled to
  • have been awarded less (or more) benefit/redction than you think you're entitled to
  • have a change of circumstances (e.g. you've gone into/come out of a hospital or a care home, your household has changed or you have more savings)

If we can't help, we can advise you who can. Please contact us so we can find out the best way to take your query forward.

Related services

Council Tax 


Related websites  

Appeals Service

Audit Commission

Audit Scotland

Child Benefit

Citizens Advice Bureau

Confederation of Scottish Local Authorities

Data Protection

Department of Work & Pensions

Disability & Carers

Institute of Revenues, Rating & Valuation

Local Government Association

Local Government Ombudsman

Tax Credits

The Pension Service

The Scottish Government

PO Box 13261, Haddington, EH41 3YG

Telephone: 01620 827730/827729

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 09.00-16.30, Wednesday: 10.00-16.30, Friday: 09.00-15.30

East Lothian Council, John Muir House Brewery Park Haddington East Lothian EH41 3HA.