Claiming housing benefit

You can make a claim in one of these ways:

  • Fill in our claim form. If you do not know your Council Tax account number or get an error message when you have entered it, leave this blank. If you make your claim online, we’ll send you a summary of the details we’ll use to work out your benefit. Please check the information and tell us if anything is missing or wrong and supply your supporting documents.
  • By post by printing and completing our Benefit Application Form (Local Housing Allowance, Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support). Make sure it is fully completed, signed and dated before you return it to us and provide any supporting evidence needed.
  • Bring your printed and completed Benefit Application Form to our offices and speak to one of our specialist assessment officers.

We cannot consider your claim for payment until we have all the evidence. We recommend you send everything to us in one go. If you are unable to print the form please contact us.