Aberdeenshire Council has developed an online application form which can be
used to claim housing benefit and the replacement for council tax benefit - council tax reduction. The single claim form will also be used to assess entitlement to free school meals, school clothing grants and single person discount for council tax.
The form is available on the council’s website and future plans include the provision of mediated support to complete the form in certain locations.
Aberdeenshire Council’s Director of Corporate Services Christine Gore said: “This is part of the council’s improving the customer experience project (iCE) and our commitment to make it easier for people to interact with us.”