City of York Council
Planning And Building Control

We will be performing an important systems upgrade on the website on Monday 26th January until Wednesday 28th January. During this time there will be no access to submitted planning applications

Planning & Building Control

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Try our benefits calculator for an instant online estimate of the benefits that you may be entitled to.

Some benefits change at state pension age. For more information, see calculating your state pension age on the GOV.UK website for further details.

Our aim is to assess your application in four weeks.  However sometimes it may take us longer.  To help us, please click here to make sure you provide us with everything we need to make a decision. 

CalculatorWelfare benefit changes

Find out more on the changes to the benefits and tax credits system  

CalculatorBenefits Calculator

Try our benefit calculator for an instant online estimate of the benefits that you may be entitled to


Free school meals

Free School Meals are available to the children of families who are in receipt of some income-related benefit. Find out more here

Benefits adviceCouncil tax support

Council tax benefit has changed. Council tax support has been localised since 1 April 2013.

HousingHousing benefit

Housing benefit is money from the council to help you pay your rent

BenefitsWelfare benefits advisors

If you need information or require help and assistance claiming the right benefits, speak to one of our welfare benefits advisors

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