To check if you are entitled to Benefits you can use our Benefits Calculator to help you find out what you may be entitled to.
Please note that since 30 May 2018 most of the district is now using the full Universal Credit system. You can check whether your postcode has already been transferred across or find out the date when it will be.
If you are 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.
Please click here to access the calculator. 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.
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.