Make a Housing Benefit or Council Tax reduction claim

To make a new claim you need to register for our Benefits online service.

You should check whether you are eligible for Housing Benefit before beginning a claim and you can then calculate an estimate of your entitlement with the benefit calculator.

Start registration

Once registered

You can:

  • Make a claim for Housing Benefit or Council Tax reduction
  • Notify us of a change in your circumstances (including change of address)
  • View your weekly entitlement
  • View the income that is being used in your assessment
  • View your household details
  • View when your next payment is due and who payment will be made to
  • View your overpayment balance - note if there is an overpayment that has already been passed to the Housing Benefit Recovery Team, this will not be shown as outstanding

Make a claim

Sign into your account to make a claim. You will need the email address you registered with and your password.

Sign in to account

My Account help 

If you need help signing in, have forgotten passwords and or need help accessing your Benefit account details, see the My Account support pages.