Once you have been given an estimate of how much benefit you may be entitled to, you can complete a claim form online. If you haven't already got an estimate we have our Benefits Calculator available to help you do this. Click here to access our Benefit Calculator.
Please note from 30 May 2018 most of the district is now live full service with Universal Credit. The list of postcodes with the date affected can be found on our Universal Credit page.
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.
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.
The online claim form will download onto your device (computer, laptop, phone) so that you can fill it in and save it if you require. Once you have downloaded the form, please read the help information before you complete the main form or work your way through the rest of the stages at the top of the form.
Features of the form include:
- you only have to complete the parts of the form that are relevant to you
- the form checks itself for errors and shows you what you have missed
- the form will generate a checklist to remind you what evidence you must supply, which you can also do online
- on completion, the form will be submitted directly to the council
This form does not require a handwritten signature for processing. The declaration page displays a confirmation checkbox, which must be checked before the form can be accepted by Selby District Council.