Apply for housing benefit and council tax support

If you need help with your Council Tax please apply to us using the link below.

However you cannot claim Housing Benefit in the Lancaster City Council area if you are of working age, have fewer than three children (who you receive child benefit for), and do not live in accommodation where you are provided with support.

If you fall into one of these categories and need help with your housing costs you should apply for Universal Credit from the DWP at

There are also some postcode areas which cannot currently claim Universal Credit. To check if you are eligible based on your postcode please enter your details at

Last updated: 05 February 2018