Online Forms

Application for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support

If you are applying for Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support you can use our e-form to do this. Click on the link below and you will be automatically directed to the application which has instructions on what you need to do next.

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support application [e-form opens in a new window]

Certificate of earnings

If you do not have wage slips to send us as proof of your earnings then we can accept a certificate of earnings from your employer. Part of this form needs to be printed and given to your employer. Once this has been completed they can send it to us via e-mail or post.

Certificate of earnings e-form  [e-form opens in a new window]

Self-employed Earnings

If you or your partner have applied for, or are in receipt of, Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support and are self-employed you can tell us about this by completing the e-form below.

Self-employed earnings [e-form opens in a new window]

Discretionary housing payments (DHP's) 

DHP's are payments that we may be able to award you for help with your rent, if it is not met in full by housing benefit. We are unable to award DHP’s to cover your Council tax or with costs included in your rent for fuel, water or food charges.

The amount and length of a DHP award will depend on your personal circumstances. We look at all cases individually.

The DHP fund is cash limited, so we may only be able to pay you for short periods. The payment of a DHP is only meant to give you short-term financial assistance to allow you to improve your circumstances, or to move to cheaper accommodation.

For non Universal Credit customers please use this e-form to apply for a DHP:

Non Universal Credit Discretionary housing payment form [e-form opens in a new window]

If you are receiving Universal Credit then you can apply for a DHP using this e-form:

Universal Credit Discretionary housing payment form [e-form opens in a new window]

Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Support Rapid Reclaim

If you have claimed Housing Benefit or Council Tax support at the same address within the last 26 weeks then you can reapply using our Rapid Reclaim e-form:

Rapid Reclaim e-form  [e-form opens in a new window]