Calculate and claim housing benefit and council tax reduction

You can use the online calculator to check if you are entitled to housing and/or council tax benefit and then make a claim online.

You can also use the calculator to see how a change in circumstances might affect your current entitlement to housing and/or council tax benefit or to check your entitlement to income support, pension credit or tax credits.

Important information

We require a signature on the declaration and you must provide all evidence/information that you have been asked for. You can:

  • Print the declaration page at home and sign and return it along with the supporting evidence/information

  • Chose to have us print and post the declaration to you, which you must then return to us along with supporting evidence/information

  • Visit your nearest First Stop Shop, making sure you have all the necessary evidence/information requested and we will print the declaration for you.

If you cannot supply everything we have asked for, please still complete the declaration and provide us with what you can.  Failure to do so will  mean that we cannot make a decision on your claim and you may lose benefit you are entitled to.

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