Can I claim? You can claim Housing Benefit if you have to pay rent to live in your home and/or Council Tax Reduction if you have to pay Council Tax.
Help us to work out your claim quicker What information we need from you in order to work out your claim quicker.
Local Housing Allowance rates The Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates are effective from April 1, 2013, they will be reviewed again in April 2014 and are for private tenants only.
How will my Benefit/Reduction be paid? If you are awarded housing benefit or council tax reduction, here is how it will be paid to you.
Direct payments to landlords or safeguarding If you feel you cannot cope with paying rent to your landlord, it may be possible for us to pay them on your behalf.
Benefit fraud Benefit fraud is when people claim benefit by giving false information or not telling us promptly of a change in their circumstances.
Backdating claims Find out below if you are able to make a backdated claim for Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Reduction.