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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 use the online form to apply for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support if you are a resident in Amber Valley.

The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and you can use this anytime from the comfort of your home.

Complete the form in your own time and at your own pace. The online form will ask only the questions relevant to your circumstances and tell you if you need to provide any further information.

You can save the form at any point and return to it later, just ensure that you keep a record of the claim ID and password to access it again, as we will not be able to get these for you.

This link is for NEW claims only, please see our change of address or report a change in circumstances link to let us know of these changes.

Alternatively, if you cannot make a claim online call us on 01773 841470 and a Customer Services Advisor will talk you through the other options for making a claim.

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