Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support
Use the pages below to find out more information on Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support.
Apply for benefits online
Need help with benefits? Choose one of the below:
- I want to apply for benefits
- I want to apply for a Second Adult Rebate
- I want to report a change of circumstance
- I’ve been overpaid benefit
- I want to report suspected benefit fraud
- I need advice on money/benefits
- I want to know more about the proposed changes to the benefit system
If you need something other than the above check out the pages below.
How to apply to make a new claim for Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Support.
Details of the evidence you will require for your benefit application.
More details on those who can apply, from pensioners, students and internationals to general applications.
Find out what to do if you intend to temporarily leave your home.
How to report a change which may affect your claim.
We can pay benefit for up to a maximum of four weeks on both homes in a few situations.
This page displays information on how your benefits are paid.
Find out more about the help you can receive to pay your rent.
Find out more about how your benefit payments are calculated.
In some situations we may be able to backdate your claim, find out more here.
Find out how your benefit is calculated using the Local Housing Allowance.
Find out more about applying for a Second Adult Rebate.
Extra financial help when your benefits do not cover your rent and Council Tax can be awarded in special circumstances.