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Home > Benefits > Make a claim

Make a claim

You can find out if you qualify for any Housing Benefit/Council Tax Reduction by using our calculator.

You do not have to use the Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction Calculator to make an online claim, but if you do, the information you enter into it will automatically be saved into your online claim.

You can claim Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Reduction online right now. If you wish to partially complete and save the form, then return to it at any time, you can.

Online Claim Form

When you submit your claim, you will be told what evidence you need to supply.

Remember that your claim will usually start from the Monday after we receive it, so if you think you may be entitled, submit your claim as soon as you can.

If you want to claim from an earlier date see our Backdating page.

You can also submit evidence online.

Evidence Submission Form

Alternatively, you can bring the evidence to our offices or post it to us. All evidence supplied will be copied and returned to you.

Home Visits

If you cannot easily get to the office due to mobility or other problems we may be able to visit you at home. Email the Visiting Team to request a visit.

The legal authorisation which allows the Council to accept electronic claims can be found below: