How to claim a benefit

Claiming benefits

To claim housing benefit or council tax support you need to complete a claim form.

The quickest and easiest way to claim is online.

Online benefits calculators can give an estimate of how much benefit you may be able to claim, including housing benefit or council tax support.

You can make a claim using the online application form below. You do not need to create an account to make a claim.

Claim housing benefit or council tax support

You should read our page on proof you need to have for your claim, and how you can provide it.

Claim forms are no longer available to download and print.

After you claim housing benefit or council tax support

After we have assessed your claim for housing benefit or council tax support, we will send you a letter in the post to let you know the outcome.

We cannot answer any questions about your claim until we've finished the assessment and you receive our letter, so please do not phone or email us to ask.

If you're entitled to housing benefit or council tax support, you can check how much you'll get and when you'll be paid by using our online My Account council tax service.

You can register for My Account if you've not used it before.

My Account - council tax

You must tell us when there are changes to your circumstances.