Universal Credit has now been rolled out for new claimants in our area.

Most people who want to make a new claim will need to claim Universal Credit, but there are some exceptions.

Should I claim Housing Benefit or Universal Credit?

  • Are you of pension age?
  • Are you or your partner in receipt of severe disablement allowance?
  • Do you live in temporary accomodation?
  • Do you live in supported accomodation?

If the answer to any of these questions is Yes, you will need to claim Housing Benefit from us.

If you have answered No to all of these questions, you will need to apply for Universal Credit.


Universal Credit

Applications for Universal Credit are handled by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

Please follow this link to apply for Universal Credit.


Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction

Please use our  Online System to complete a new claim form.


Need More Information?

Please use this form to contact the Benefits Team.