- You can make a new claim for housing benefit or council tax support online.
- You can report any change to an existing housing benefit or council tax support claim.
On this page you will find a housing benefit and council tax support forms, where possible these are printable documents.
When downloading and printing a form you may want to adjust your printer to cut down on the amount of ink needed.
You can post your form to us at
Revenues and Benefits
PO Box 676
Only send us photocopies of your documents please. If you want us to return your document please enclose a stamped addressed envelope.
We will not use your information for any other purpose or give it to anyone else unless the law allows us to. For example, for the prevention and detection of fraud we must share it with other services or organisations responsible for auditing or administering public funds.
For more information please view our data protection policy.
Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support Claim form
Use this form to apply for housing benefit and council tax support.
Use this form if you don’t have wage slips.
Use this form to show your income if you’re self employed.
Use this form if you pay for childcare.
Discretionary housing payment and exceptional relief award claim form
Use this form if you want to apply for a discretionary housing payment to help towards your rent or an exceptional relief award to help towards your council tax. You must already receive housing benefit or council tax support to apply.
Change of Circumstances online form
Use this form to tell us about changes to your income, capital, members of your household, rent, private tenancy or moving to a new home.
Financial statement online form
Use this form if we are recovering an overpayment from your housing benefit and it’s causing you hardship.
Application for direct payment of housing benefit to your landlord
Use this form if you need housing benefit payments direct to your landlord.
Direct payment of housing benefit into a bank account - BACS form
Use this form to change from payment by cheque to BACS.
Use this form to prove how much your rent is.
Most issues can be resolved online, it's the quickest and most convenient way to get help.Use our contact us form
- The most frequently asked information and the solutions can be found using the blue button to the left and if none of the options on that page apply use the 'Request help with something not listed' option to contact us.
- 0300 1234 121