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Housing benefit and council tax support

Apply for housing benefit or council tax support.

Apply for housing benefit and Council tax support

Council tax support only applications

Non Universal Credit claimants

Apply for Council tax support if you are not in receipt of (or are applying for) Universal Credit.

Apply for Council tax support

Universal Credit claimants

Apply for Council tax support if you receive (or are applying for) Universal Credit.

Apply for Council tax support only - Universal Credit claimants

Housing benefit and/or council tax support rapid reclaim

To make a rapid reclaim you must have claimed:

  • housing benefit or
  • council tax support

At the same address within the last 26 weeks.

Make a rapid reclaim

Hostel residents housing benefit application form

If you are staying in a hostel and would like to apply for housing benefits use the form below.

Apply for HBCTS hostel residents benefit

Homeless placement housing benefit application form

Apply for housing benefits if you are currently staying in homeless placement.

Apply for homeless placement housing benefit

Backdating of housing benefit and council tax support

Housing benefit is usually paid from the Monday after we receive your claim.

In certain circumstances we can backdate your claim for one month before this date.

For us to do this you must be able to show good reasons for not claiming earlier throughout the whole of the period.

For example:

  • you were too ill before you claimed
  • you were wrongly told by an advice agency that you were not entitled to benefit
  • you could not manage your own affairs

If you would like to apply to have your benefit backdated please complete the e-form below:

Apply for backdating of housing benefit and council tax support

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