Housing Benefit & Council Tax Support

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Apply for Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Support

Apply for Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Reduciton

On-Line Calculator

Online Calculator

Upload Evidence Online

Evidence Upload

Report Benefit Fraud 

Report Benefit Fraud

Change in Circumstances

Change in Circumstances

Backdating Request

Backdating Request

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 earlier date.

Discretionary Payment

Discretionary Payment

Discretionary Payment - Apply online for Discretionary Payment if you are already in receipt of Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Reduction and need additional help.

Council Tax Support Short Form

Council Tax Reduction 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).
OR:
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

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

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

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 Income Support.

Self Employed Earnings

Self Employed Earnings Form

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 and Expenditure 

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 household budgeting.

Appeals

Appeals

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 Useful Benefit Forms

Other forms which can be downloaded or printed for completion.