You can claim for a Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction whether you are a council tenant or renting from a private landlord.
If you claim Income Support/Jobseekers Allowance (Income Based) you can claim Housing Benefit at the same time by filling in the form included inside the claim pack. Your local Department for Work & Pensions Office will then forward the claim form to us.
You can complete the Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction application form below.
Both you and your partner must supply original documents and if you are living together as a couple your income is assessed jointly.
You may also be entitled to a reduction in your Council Tax. Find out more information on the Council Tax Reduction pages.