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.
To make a claim you must provide:
- a fully completed claim form
- proof of your identity
- your National Insurance number
- all income, savings and all capital
- proof of rent, if you pay rent to a private landlord or a housing association.
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.