How to Claim

Last updated 31.03.23 16.00

If you are on a low income and need help paying your rent or council tax, you can make a claim for housing benefit and council tax reduction. Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates are used to calculate Housing Benefit for tenants renting from private landlords.

If you or your partner are in receipt of or eligible to receive state retirement pension, please complete the form below.

Please note: if you are a couple and one of you is below pension age you must complete an application for working age council tax reduction. For help with rent you must claim Universal Credit.


Housing Benefit & Council Tax Reduction application



If you and your partner are of working age and are currently living in either supported accommodation or temporary accommodation provided by us, you will need to complete the following two online forms.

Housing Benefit application form

Council Tax Reduction


If you and your partner are of working age, you will need to apply for Universal Credit for financial assistance with your rent. For assistance with council tax and to make an application, please see below.

Council Tax Reduction


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