Register for a My Benefits account
You can make a housing benefit claim using My Benefits, our online benefits system.
Claiming a benefit online provides a receipt when the claim has been completed and lists the evidence required.
Universal Credit claimants
If you are claiming Universal Credit you cannot claim housing benefit unless you are living in supported accommodation.
Supported accommodation is a variety of schemes designed to provide both housing and support to help vulnerable people live as independently as possible in their community. For example, shelter housing for elderly people or specialised accommodation for adults with learning disabilities.
Any help you may receive with your rent will be included in your Universal Credit award.
However you can continue to claim council tax support. You can do so by completing an online application on your My Benefits account.