Ask for help to complete your claim

Arrange a home visit

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Due to the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) you should only send us information and supporting documents online. Our offices are closed except by appointment. You can find more information about Coronavirus and claiming benefits from the Department for Work and Pensions.

We can come to your home to help you complete your claim form if you have difficulty getting to our office due to:

  • health problems
  • disabilities
  • bereavement 

You will need to arrange a home visit using our online form.

To complete this form you will need:

  • your name, address and contact details
  • the date and time you would like your appointment

You must give us at least a week’s notice before the date you want the appointment.

When we receive your request, we will contact you within three working days to

  • discuss your details
  • confirm your appointment date and time

During your home visit, we can:

  • help you complete your housing benefit application
  • help you complete your Council Tax support application
  • give you information about other benefits and schemes available to help you

Our visiting officers carry an official identification badge with a photograph on and a contact number. You can call our benefits team to check the officer is a genuine caller to your house.

Benefits Advice

Address: Causeway House
Bocking End
Braintree
Essex
CM7 9HB

Telephone: 01376 557852