Housing benefit is a means-tested benefit to help people to pay their rent.
Applying and eligibility
See if you qualify for help with your rent and council tax:
- Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction online calculator and form
- Discretionary housing payment
- Local housing allowance
- Changes to Housing Benefit for tenants of Local Authorities, Housing Associations or other registered social landlords
- Online: contact us form.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Post: Revenues and Benefits Department, PO Box 187, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH34 9DB
- Telephone: 0300 123 7021
- Housing Benefit and Counctil Tax Reduction application form (PDF, 367KB)
Benefit and Council Tax Reduction supporting evidence (PDF,
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