Apply for Housing Benefits
Please note: For most working age customers Housing Benefit payments have been replaced by Universal Credit. This will apply if you are making a new claim or have a change in circumstances. If you are unsure please call us on 01376 557852.
Please check your postcode to find out when this applies to you
If you are on a low income you could be entitled to have help with paying your rent or council tax.
Housing Benefit or Universal Credit
You can apply for Housing Benefit if you are:
- pension age; or
- living in temporary or supported accommodation. Please telephone us on 01376 557852 to clarify if your accommodation is under this category.
- In receipt of Employment Support Allowance which must include Severe Disability Premium
If you are working age and none of the above applies to you, you will need to make a claim for Universal Credit via the Department for Work and Pensions (your local Job Centre Plus).You can find out more information on the Gov.uk universal credit webpages.