Check Your Benefit Entitlement

Please note that the benefit calculator that we provide is for a benefit entitlement check only.

It does NOT mean that you have made a claim for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support.

If you want to make a claim for benefit you will need to complete an application form

You can contact the Benefits and Revenues Customer Services Section for a claim form to be sent to you or if you prefer we can complete the claim form with you over the telephone or in person at our office in Ripley. Benefits Advisors are available on certain days at our Town Centre Offices in Alfreton, Belper and Heanor to help you complete the application form.  Please ring 01773 841470 for further details.

You can download the Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support claim form from our website or collect one from one of our Town Centre Offices.




How do I find out my entitlement to Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support?

Follow the 3 simples steps below to find out your entitlement.  If you need any help call the customer services team on 01773 841470. 

1. Check your bedroom requirements

Find out what your bedroom requirements are based on the people in your household. Follow this link

2. Check your LHA Rates

Now you know your bedroom requirements, find out what your LHA rate is based on that figure.  Follow this link.

3. Check your benefit entitlement

Follow the simple steps to find out your entitlement.

Before April 2016

After April 2016




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