Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support
Receive your Housing Benefit the environmentally friendly, secure and reliable way.
If you receive a regular cheque for your Housing Benefit, in many cases, we may be able to pay these monies directly into your bank (depending on the type of account held).
A form to request this type of payment is shown under the 'Documents' section of this page. Please click on the link, print off a copy and return the completed form.
When faced with the difficulties of paying a rent or Council Tax, many residents of the borough don't realise that they may be able to claim a Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support. For more information on the Council Tax Support please refer to the related articles link of this page.
The purpose of this section is to provide you with more information about these benefit schemes and to simplify the process of making a claim.
Please remember, if you need to speak to someone about any matters concerning a claim for Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support then you can contact us or email us, please refer to the Contact Us section within this page and please also check our list of Frequently Asked Questions first.
If you are unsure whether you are eligible for benefits please check to see our list of who can claim benefit.
If you are eligible, you can check how much Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support you will get using the Benefits Adviser.
To make a claim for Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support you can download a form by clicking on BACS image above. Once this has been completed, return it by post to the address given or alternatively, email us your address and we will send you a copy. Please refer to the Housing benefit and Council Tax Support Application Form found under the Documents section of this page.
Certain documentation needs to be provided with a Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Support application. Original documents are returned, but any copies taken are kept for three months, after which they are confidentially destroyed.
To download forms providing information on Housing Benefit and related subjects, please refer to the 'Benefit Leaflets' found under the Offsite Links section of this page.
Page Last Updated: 08/05/2013