Make a New Claim
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?
- Do you live in temporary accomodation?
- Do you live in supported accomodation?
If you have answered No to all of these questions, you will need to apply for Universal Credit.
If the answer to any of these questions is Yes, you will need to claim Housing Benefit from us.
Applications for Universal Credit are handled by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
Can I claim Council Tax Reduction?
- Are you liable to pay a council tax bill?
- Are you on a low income?
- Do you have less than £6,000 in savings or less than £16,000 if you are of pension age? This does not apply to those in receipt of Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance (Income Based), Employment Support Allowance (Income Related) and Pension Credit Guarantee.
If the answer to all of these questions is Yes, you can claim Council Tax Reduction from the Council. Please note only one claim is required per household.
Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction
To apply for Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Reduction from us, please use the button below: