Find out if you are eligible to apply for Housing Benefit or Universal Credit.

Please answer the questions below to find out if you are eligible.

Accommodation details

Do you live in either of the following accommodation?

Household Circumstances

Household pension age status

You will need to tell us about the pension age of yourself and any partner.

If you don't know whether you are considered to be a pensioner, use the checker.

Check your pension age


Discretionary Housing Payment

A DHP is an extra financial award to help residents who are unable to meet their housing costs.

To qualify you must be receiving Housing Benefit or the Housing Costs Element of Universal Credit.

View more information about DHP applications