Apply for Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Support
Upload Evidence Online
Report Benefit Fraud
Change in Circumstances
Backdating Request - Apply online for
Backdating if you are already in receipt of Housing Benefit and/or
Council Tax Reduction and you wish your claim to start from an
- Apply online for Discretionary Payment if you are already
in receipt of Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Reduction and need
Council Tax Support Short Form
Council Tax Support Short Form - Apply online
for Council Tax Support(CTS). This is necessary if you have
made a new claim for Housing Benefit through the Department for
Work and Pensions/Job Centre Plus (DWP/JCP). ( CTR cannot be
claimed through the DWP/JCP).
You are already in receipt of Housing Benefit and your
circumstances have changed which means you may now qualify for
Council Tax Support.
Habitual Residence Test
Habitual Residence Test - Apply online if you
are a person from overseas or a British National returning after a
period living in another country and have been requested to do so,
by the Benefits Unit, in support of a claim for Housing Benefit
and/or Council Tax Reduction.
Payment of Housing Benefit on Two Homes
Payment of Housing Benefit on Two Homes - Apply
online for payment on two homes if you are currently in receipt of
Housing Benefit and have moved into a new property but still have
an unavoidable liability to pay rent for your previous home.
Return to Work
Return to Work - Apply online if you have
been receiving Housing Benefit and /or Council Tax Reduction and
have returned to work and stopped receiving a pass-ported benefit
such as Job Seekers Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance or
Self Employed Earnings
Self Employed Earnings Form - Ideally if
you are self-employed please provide your latest certified
accounts. If you do not have accounts please fully complete this
form online, for each business you have. You should provide
information for at least the last 6 months trading.
Income and Expenditure Information Form
Income & Expenditure Information Form -
Complete the online Income & Expenditure Form as back up
evidence when making an offer to repay an outstanding Housing
Benefit Overpayment. The information will enable us to give the
offer our full consideration. It will also assist with the
Appeals - If you think a decision we have
made on your Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Reduction is wrong
you have the right to: ask for a detailed explanation (Statement of
Reasons) and /or a reconsideration of the decision. After this if
you are still not satisfied with the decision you have the right to
have your case heard by the Tribunal Service. This process must be
started within one month of the original decision.
Other forms which can be downloaded or printed for completion.