How to check entitlement and apply for housing and/or council tax benefit.
Try the on-line benefits calculator to estimate your entitlement.
- Checking your claim
When we receive your claim for housing and/or council tax benefit we will carry out a number of checks.
- Home visits
If it is necessary to visit claimants at their home usually this is done by appointment but sometimes visits are made without appointments.
- How to apply for housing or council tax benefit
To be considered for housing or council tax benefit you need to complete an application form.
- Proof of identity
When you make a new claim for housing benefit or council tax benefit, it will be necessary for you to prove your identity.