Claims must be made in writing on application forms available from us, the Pension Service, or Jobcentre Plus.
Claims can be backdated for people 60 years or over, for a maximum of 3 months from the date a claim was made
You have a legal duty to advise us if you have any changes in circumstances which may affect your benefit.
Housing Benefit is there to help you pay your rent. We want to be sure you are getting all the benefit you are entitled to.