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Extra help for families with children

From 2 November 2009, Child Benefit payments no longer reduce the amount of Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit that parents get.

The changes mean that some families will get more help or may be able to get help towards their rent or council tax for the first time.

If you already get Housing Benefit or Council Tax Benefit you will get the extra help automatically so do not need to do anything.

If you don’t get any help, it is worth checking to see if you might be able to get Housing Benefit or Council Tax Benefit.

To find out if you are entitled to help contact Stafford Borough Council benefits team 01785 619478 or e-mail benefits@staffordbc.gov.uk

Alternatively you can contact Liz Pilley, SARH Money Management Advisor on 01785 216630 or e-mail liz.pilley@sarh.co.uk

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