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The easiest way to make a claim for Housing Benefit is through our online E-Claim service.
In order to make a claim you need to fill out an application form.
Complete the online E-Claim form.
We need certain information and evidence from you to process your claim as quickly as possible. See our page on Information and evidence needed for Housing and Council Tax Support claims to find out more.
We aim to process your Housing Benefit claim as quickly as possible.
You can help to speed up your claim by making sure you supply all the right information that we need. To find out what you will need to supply see our page on Information and evidence needed for Housing and Council Tax Support claims.
You can check details of your benefit claim by opening an online self-service account.
Yes, you can ask for your Housing Benefit claim to be backdated but this is not guaranteed.
The decision is made based on information you provide and your personal circumstances.
The Backdated benefit page has for more information along with a backdate request form for you to complete.
If you require help with something in this section, please contact us.