You can use our Benefits Calculator to help you find out what you may be entitled to.
This will provide an estimate of how much Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support you may be entitled to. The details you enter can then be added automatically to our online claim form. Click here to go to the online claim form.
Please note that most of the district is now using Universal Credit.
If you're working age, not currently receiving Housing Benefit, live in these areas and you are making your first claim you must apply for Universal Credit to receive support in paying your rent.
IMPORTANT – you cannot claim Housing Benefit if you get Universal Credit, as help with housing costs will be calculated and paid as part of your Universal Credit award.