Housing Benefit

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Claim Housing Benefit

If you're not currently getting Housing Benefit from us and want to make a new claim.

Finish your housing benefit claim

If you’ve started a claim and have your citizen access key code, you can continue filling it in.

Changes of circumstance

If you get Housing Benefit and need to tell us about a change.

Manage your Housing Benefit online

View your benefit claim, payments due, and get proof of entitlement

Extended payments

Extended benefits if you or your partner start work or increase your hours or earnings

Discretionary Housing Payments

Find out if you can get extra help towards your rent

Local Housing Allowance

Housing Benefit rates if you rent from a private landlord

Send us evidence

Evidence we may need for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction and where to send it


What to do if you've been overpaid Housing Benefit


What to do if you disagree with your Housing Benefit decision


Information for landlords who have tenants claiming Housing Benefit


Housing Benefit advice if you're self-employed


People who live with you may affect your Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction

Your benefit letters explained

A guide to help you understand your benefit letter