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Housing Benefit

Can I claim Housing Benefit?

Find out if you are entitled to claim Housing Benefit.  

Claim for Housing Benefit

Apply online for Housing Benefit.

How Housing Benefit is worked out

Find out how Housing Benefit is calculated.


If you have been overpaid Housing Benefit you will need to arrange repayment. 

Guidance for landlords

Housing Benefit information and advice to landlords

Check your claim details or report a change​

Please keep us up to date with any changes in your circumstances as they may affect your entitlement.

How to appeal a decision

What to do if you disagree with a decision about Housing Benefit.

Benefit Cap

This is a limit on the total amount of benefits that working age people can receive. 

Size restriction ‘Bedroom tax’

This applies to council and housing association tenants with ‘spare’ bedrooms.

Discretionary Housing Payments

If you need extra help to cover your housing costs, you may be able to claim Discretionary Housing Payments.

Upload Evidence

Upload evidence​ to support your new claim, change in circumstances or your application for discretionary housing payments.

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