Please use our benefits calculator to see which benefits you may be entitled to before applying for housing benefit. The online calculator covers all benefits including Universal Credit.

Housing benefit is a means tested benefit. This means that your income and savings are taken into consideration when applying.

To make a claim for housing benefit, you will need to complete the following online application form.

Apply for housing benefit online

If you need to provide additional evidence to support your claim, you can send this to us online.

Housing benefit can be paid direct to you, direct to your bank account or direct to your landlord.

If you have rent arrears of over eight weeks your housing benefit will be paid direct to your landlord.