Apply for benefit
You can apply for housing benefit or council tax reduction online.
To apply for housing benefit or council tax reduction you will need to fill in an online form. You can do this from anywhere with internet access, at a time and place that suits you.
Applying online at the council
Free self-service computers are available at the council offices, where you can go online to apply for benefits. Our customer advisers can show you how to use the online service if you need any help.
We can only normally award benefit from the Monday after your claim has been received so don't delay - send off your application today! In some cases benefit may be backdated. You can find out about backdating benefit from our website. For information on other forms and guidance notes.
Last reviewed: 29 - 01 - 2015