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The government had introduced measures to ban evictions where tenants have had a change in income due to the pandemic. However, this measure ceased on 31 May 2021.

You should let us know about any changes in your circumstances. This will allow us to make sure you are getting all the help you are entitled to.

Please report any changes by e-mail to Attach scans or photos of any supporting information.

Please give your benefit reference number which starts with 100 in the subject field or include your name and the full address you are claiming at.

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You can apply for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support online. The link also includes our benefits calculator so you can see what support you may be entitled to.

This service is available to residents of Slough Borough Council only.

You do not need to print and sign a declaration after you have completed your claim. Instead you will be asked to read a number of statements, confirm you understand the content, and agree to them.

It is your responsibility to make a note of the list of evidence/proofs required to support your claim once you submit your form. The list of evidence will be displayed on the checklist provided at the end of the application, which can be printed. Do not close the form until you have noted what is required.

You will be required to submit further evidence supporting your claim separately, please note you can attached scanned and/or photographed images by sending an email to

When you are completing the form you can save it online and come back later to complete and submit it. You will need your password and unique reference number.

Please be advised you risk losing benefit if you delay submitting your application and/or required proofs.

Benefit entitlement will generally start from the Monday following the date we receive your completed application form, however your benefit may start earlier if you meet certain criteria. Please contact us if you would like further information. 

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