Apply for Benefits
Before applying make sure you check out benefits calculator to see if you are entitled to support.
Council Tax Support
If you need to make a claim for Council Tax Support via the council, please apply via our online form and e-mail the evidence to us.
Most new benefit claimants of working age will have to claim their Housing Benefit via Universal Credit and claim Council Tax Support via the Council. Over the coming years existing working age claimants will be switched to Universal Credit.
If you're mixed-age couple (one working age and one pensioner), you will need to claim Universal Credit. If you're a single pensioner, or two pensioners in a couple, you are not impacted by Universal Credit at this stage and can claim Housing Benefit via the Council.
There are only certain circumstances where you are eligible to claim Housing Benefit.
Discretionary Housing Payment
People who are entitled to Housing Benefit or Universal Credit Housing Costs and can't afford to pay their rent costs may also be able to claim Discretionary Housing Payment.