How to claim
Claiming help with your rent
If you’re working age, you’ll need to claim Universal Credit to get help with your rent - unless you’re in one of these groups:
- You’ve been placed in temporary accommodation by our Housing Choices Team
- You live in supported accommodation
- You get a severe disability premium as part of another benefit
Find out more by visiting the Universal Credit website.
If you’re pension age, you can claim Housing Benefit.
Claiming Council Tax Support
If you need help to pay your Council Tax, you’ll need to fill in a claim form - even if you claim Universal Credit.
Check your entitlement before you apply
How do I make a claim?
Fill in a claim form and provide documents to support your claim.
You can make a claim online which is the quickest option, or telephone us to ask for a paper form to be posted out to you.
Our offices are currently closed due to coronavirus, so you won’t be able to collect a claim form or bring a completed form in. We also won’t be able to visit you to complete a form.
We’ll accept photocopied, scanned or photographed documents rather than originals at the moment. If you can’t copy your documents, please let us know.
North West Leicestershire District Council works in partnership with Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council to deliver benefits services. The link will take you to the Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council website to complete the form.
Last updated: Fri 5 June, 2020 @ 16:45