Benefits & Council Tax

Council Tax helps to pay for services we provide for Milton Keynes residents, including vital services such as Education, Social Care, Refuse Collection and Leisure Centres. Discounts, reductions and a selection of benefits are available for those most in need.

Universal Credit is now live in Milton Keynes. Single unemployed job seekers should now claim Universal Credit which may include an amount for your rent. You can apply online at or call the helpline on 0345 600 0723. Please note you should still apply for help with your Council Tax to the Council.