How to apply for Housing Benefit

The easiest way to claim Housing Benefit is to use our online application form. Before you start, use the online calculator on GOV.UK to find out how much benefit you may be entitled to.

If you're receiving Universal Credit or are eligible to claim Universal Credit then you need to make a claim for help with your housing costs from the Department for Work and Pensions unless you live in supported exempt accommodation.

Apply for Housing Benefit