Residents can now apply for Housing Benefit online conveniently from their own homes 24 hours a day. Supporting agencies will also be able to submit applications with their clients. The new online service makes the application process quicker, easier & more accessible to everyone. Council Tax and Business Rates forms for submitting direct debit details, applying for various reductions and notifying change of address details, are also now available online. In addition we have a new online benefit calculator to work out if you are entitled to Housing Benefit.
Over the coming months we hope to have more forms available to customers on line for a wider range of services. The services already accessible online include the Housing Benefit claim form, Council tax Direct Debit Mandate, Council Tax Change of address and Garden waste and the next forms to go live will be Housing Benefit Change of circumstances, Discretionary Housing Payments and Parking permits.
Angela Jones Business Support Manager for Ryedale District Council said “Ryedale District Council is committed to delivering services to customers in the most efficient way and we know that some customers have already taken the opportunity to apply on line and we will continue to develop easier and quicker ways for people to transact their business with the Council”
Any feedback on the accessibility of Ryedale District Council or suggestions for more online services can be made at email@example.com