Apply for housing benefit and council tax support

Housing Benefit - Are you eligible?

You can only make a new claim to Housing Benefit if:

  • You are a pensioner
  • You live in supported or specified accommodation (if you are not sure if this applies to you then please call the Benefits Team on 01524 582965)
  • You live in temporary accommodation and have been placed there by the council’s housing options team
  • You get the Severe Disability Premium in either your Housing Benefit, Employment and Support Allowance (income based), Job Seekers (income Based) or Income Support claim. Or have done within the last month

If you don’t fall into one of these categories and need help with your housing costs you should apply for Universal Credit from the DWP at

Council Tax Support

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

Last updated: 11 February 2019