If you are having trouble paying your rent you may be able to claim and receive housing benefit.
You can use our web calculator to get an idea of whether you could qualify for help with your rent and how much you may be awarded.
Please note that the figures given by the web calculator are only a guide to the amount that you may be awarded.
If you rent from a private landlord rents are based for each type of property on the average rent. Follow the link below for the average rent amounts in the local area.
- [PDF] Benefit entitlement letter explained (191kb)
- [PDF] Claim form for existing Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction (132kb)
- [PDF] Housing benefit and council tax reduction claim form (863kb)
- [PDF] Direct Earnings attachments employer's guide (160kb)