Housing Benefit

Make a Housing Benefits claim

Check if you are eligible for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support, and find out how to apply.

Evidence to support your claim

What you need to provide when you are claiming Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support

Tell us something has changed

Report a change which affects your Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support, such as starting work or moving home.

Housing Benefit explained

Information about the Housing Benefit scheme

Payments of Housing Benefit

Find out when your next Housing Benefit payment is due

Local Housing Allowance

Help with your rent if you are the tenant of a private landlord - includes current Local Housing Allowance rates

Disagree with a benefits decision

What to do if you think something is wrong with our decision about your benefit claim

Overpaid Housing Benefit

How to repay a Housing Benefit overpayment, and what to do if you are having problems making a payment

Backdating the start date of your claim

Find out when your Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support claim will be paid from, and if you can ask for backdated benefit

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