Housing benefits

How to apply

Information on applying for housing benefit.

Have you checked to see if you're eligible? 

Use our benefits calculator


You can claim housing benefits if one of the following applies to you:

  • you are a pensioner - check to see if you are a pensioner
  • you are in receipt of pension credit
  • you are entitled to the Severe Disability Premium (SDP)
  • you live in temporary accommodation which has been provided or arranged by the council
  • your landlord is a county council, charity, non-profit community interest company or housing association and they give you care and support, for example if you live in sheltered housing

Apply for housing benefit

If none of the above apply to you, check to see if you are eligible for Universal Credit.

What is Universal Credit?

Page last updated: 02 Apr 2020