How to Claim Housing Benefit

If you are working age and require help towards your rent you may need to claim Universal Credit rather than Housing Benefit.

To check which you need to claim please see

Council Tax Support can help you if you have to pay Council Tax on your home.  If you make a claim for Universal Credit you will still need to make a separate claim for Council Tax Support.

You can complete your Housing Benefit claim online - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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. 

You can download the Housing Benefit claim form here or collect one from offices in Ripley.

Further Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support forms can be found here and are available to download individually.


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