Housing benefit informationLast updated: 29 April 2013 15:05 UK
If you pay rent to live in your home and have a low income, you may be able to receive help by claiming housing benefit.
The amount of housing benefit you're entitled to depends on who lives with you, the amount of money you have coming in, other benefits you receive and any savings you have - you can claim whether you rent from the council, a housing association or a private landlord.
Alternatively, use our housing benefit and council tax support online calculator to estimate what you may be entitled to.
Contact the benefits service
If you still have a query, look for 'housing benefit' on our contact us page, which also includes details of the housing offices that handle housing benefit enquiries - Buckland, Leigh Park and Paulsgrove.
If you wish to apply for housing benefit don’t delay in making your claim whether you're a private, housing association or council tenant.
Download an application form below, or alternatively call or email the benefits service to register your intention to claim, including your name, address, phone number and national insurance number - your eligibility is considered from the day we receive your call, email or application form.
For more on reporting a benefit cheat, follow the link to benefit fraud.
Associated documents:Housing benefit & council tax support - new claim form (1.01 MB) Housing benefit - non-dependant information (0.03 MB)
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