Apply For Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction
- Check your benefit entitlement
- Apply for benefit (You are here)
- What you must provide to support your benefit claim
Apply for benefit
If you are of working age and live in the any of these postcodes, you cannot claim Housing Benefit unless you have three or more children or you live in specified or exempt accommodation:
S63 3** - S63 5** - S63 9** - S73 0** - S74 0** - S74 8** - S74 9** - DN12 2** - S63 6** - S63 7** - S63 0** - S64 5** - S64 ** - S65 9** - S81 8** - S80 3**
You should claim Universal Credit for help with your rent.
You can still claim Council Tax Reduction from us to help with your Council Tax. Please register and sign in to Your Account.
You must now claim Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction online. It's quick, easy and convenient to do.
First you need to register for Your Account, which helps you manage some Council services online. If you are already registered, simply sign in.
The claim form can be found within the Your Services area, under the Benefits service.
If you also want to claim Free School Meals, this will be automatically processed if you are awarded Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction and you get any of the qualifying benefits.