Housing benefit


Housing benefit is a scheme to help people pay their rent to the Council, a housing association or a private landlord.

Council Tax and Housing Benefit service online. Click image to apply online

Changes to housing benefit

The Government is making the biggest change to the benefits system for more than 60 years. This will include changes to housing benefit.

​Making a claim​

New claims of housing​ benefit

​Backdated claims

Making a backdated claim

​How housing benefit is paid​​

How the payments are paid


Telling the Council of an overpayment of housing benefit

Change of circumstances​

Informing us of a change in circumstances

Deductions from your benefit​

What can be deducted from your housing benefit

Appeal against a decision

Appealing if your housing benefit is stopped

Spare bedrooms/under occupancy​

How living in an under occupied property affects your housing benefit

Also in this section

Apply, Pay, Report

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