If you are not a pensioner and are of working age, you may no longer be able to make a new claim for housing benefit. Instead, you will need to claim Universal Credit (UC) from the Department for Work and Pensions for help with your housing costs.  

More information about Universal Credit, who can claim and how to claim can be found on the GOV.UK website. Existing claimants will stay on housing benefit until they have a change that means they need to make a claim for Universal Credit.

Income & Expenditure forms

These forms should be used where applicable in support of your Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Reduction application

Landlord Advice

This section provides comprehensive information regarding benefits


This is for people who live with you who are not your partner or people named on your tenancy agreement


More information on the appeals process

Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP)

If you are receiving Housing Benefit or Universal Credit and having difficulty paying your rent you may be able to claim extra help. This is called a Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP).
Benefits Team

Benefits Team - existing claims contact information