Claim Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support

Calculate and claim benefits

Our benefits claim calculator and online application form will be unavailable while we carry out essential maintenance between 9pm, Friday, 19 April 2024-9pm, Sunday, 21 April 2024.

Council Tax Support will be increased by up to £25 for 2023-2024.

If your Council Tax bill is less than £25, this additional discount will reduce the bill to £0. If your bill is already £0, no additional discount will be given.

We'll automatically apply this discount to your bill if you're already claiming Council Tax Support.

You can use the link below to calculate and claim any of the following benefits:

  • Housing Benefit
  • Council Tax Support
  • Second Adult Rebate

The calculator gives you an instant estimate of how much benefit you may be entitled to, then you can choose to make a claim. Your estimate will be based on the information you've supplied.

Calculate and claim benefits

Evidence you need to support your claim

When you complete your online claim for benefits, you may need to provide evidence of your identity, earnings or housing costs.

How long it will take

We aim to process new claims and changes in circumstances within 2 weeks.

​​We always strive to deal with Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support claims as quickly as we can, but it may take longer if we have to wait for your supporting evidence.