Benefit calculator and claim form
Claim Housing Benefit, and Council Tax Benefit online (you can get a calculation to see what benefit you should get online too).
This is the fastest way to get your claim started.
We will also work out if you can get education benefits (free school meals and secondary-school clothing grants) for your children from the information you give us.
Unfortunately if you
- are a full-time student;
- want to claim Second Adult Rebate only;
- want to only claim education benefits (free school meals and secondary-school clothing grants).
you will not be able to make a claim online.
- If you are a full-time student or want to claim Second Adult Rebate only, you need to fill in and return a copy of the downloadable benefits claim form or pick up a claim form to fill in from our Customer Service Centre or one of our reception points. How to get a claim form. The application is quite detailed, and it's important that you fill it in completely and accurately - if you get things wrong it will take longer to sort out your claim.
- If you want to claim education benefits only (free school meals and secondary-school clothing grants) you need to fill in and return a copy of the downloadable education benefits claim form. If you prefer, you can phone us to ask us to send you one (0161 234 5003) or pick one up from our Customer Service Centre at Number One First Street, or from your child's school.
See the latest rule changes that affect Housing Benefit.