Apply to claim Housing Benefit and Council Tax reduction

Housing Benefit is being replaced by Universal Credit for working age people, please check if you are eligible to claim help with your rent before filing in this form.

You will need to fill in this form to claim for a reduction in your Council Tax.

Use our online form to make a Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Reduction claim.

Before you start

Housing Benefit is being replaced by Universal Credit. You should check whether you are eligible for Housing Benefit before beginning a claim. You can then calculate an estimate of your entitlement with our benefit calculator.

To make a claim, will need to provide us with information on:

  • You and your home
  • Your earnings
  • Your pensions, benefits, allowances and tax credits
  • Your capital, savings and investments
  • Other income
  • Your outgoings

Make a claim