If you are not already receiving housing benefit and/or council tax reduction and wish to submit a claim you can do this online. This is the quickest and easiest way to get your claim started. Simply complete the form online at your own pace.
|Please note: If you are already claiming housing benefit and/or council tax reduction and wish to tell us about a change to your circumstances, you will need to submit a change of circumstances form.|
You will need to provide us with evidence to support your claim. This will also be explained to you as you complete the form.
If you require any further information or advice, please call Housing Benefits on 01443 866567.
Changes in your circumstances
If you are already claiming housing benefit and/or council tax reduction and there is any change in your circumstances it is important that you tell us about those changes straight away. Failure to report these changes to us could mean that either we are paying you too much benefit, or that we are not paying you enough.
The decision to award you benefits is based on your circumstances at the time the claim is made.
Report a change in your circumstances
Claims for free school meals
If you are in receipt of housing benefit, you may also be entitled to claim free school meals for any children you are responsible for. This could save you as much as £400 per year per child.
Details of the eligibility criteria and how to apply are available on our free school meals webpage.