How to I apply for Housing Benefits

Housing Benefit is for:

  • People who pay rent, and have a low income, including those who work or are self-employed.
  • Tenants living in a housing association property, privately rented property and hostels.

You can’t get housing benefit if:

  • You own your own home and pay a mortgage
  • Have a higher income
  • Have more than £16,000 in savings (unless you claim guaranteed pension credit)

You can use the Benefit Calculator to see what help you can get. 

You will need to send supporting documents with your application. You can find out what you need to submit here.

Click the link to the form below to download a form to fill in.

  1. Application-Form.pdf