BEFORE YOU CLAIM!
Only certain groups can now claim Housing Benefit. Please check whether you need to claim Universal Credit.
If you make a Housing Benefit claim but are not eligible, this will delay any help you may be entitled to.
Anyone can use this form to claim Council Tax Support.
Before you apply for Housing Benefit, use the online calculator to see how much you might get towards your rent.
- use the Online Claim help sheet for tips on completing our application form
- use the evidence/proof checklist for the information you may need to provide
Please complete the online form by clicking on the blue start button.
Any personal information which you provide will be held and used by East Devon District Council for the purpose of processing your Housing Benefit and/or in the administration of Council Tax.
- Your information may be provided to a third party acting on our behalf in processing your Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax.
- Your information may also be shared within East Devon District Council for the purposes of carrying out our lawful functions. Otherwise your personal information will not be disclosed to anybody outside East Devon District Council without your permission, unless there is a lawful reason to do so, for example disclosure is necessary for crime prevention or detection purposes.
- Your information will be held securely and will not be retained for any longer than is necessary.
There are a number of rights available to you in relation to our use of your personal information, depending on the reason for processing. Further detail about our use of your personal information can be found in the relevant Privacy Notice which can be accessed at eastdevon.gov.uk/privacy.
PLEASE READ THE MESSAGE AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE BEFORE YOU CLAIM FOR HOUSING BENEFIT
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More info about the journey
- National Insurance numbers for all adults
- Payslips if you or your partner are employed. These can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. As we are unable to accept handwritten payslips, please ask your employer to complete a certificate of earnings.
- Self-employed accounts (latest). If these are not available please complete the self-employed income sheet.
- Childcare Charges. If you make regular payments to a registered childcare provider please complete the childcare charges form.
- Other income. Details of any pensions, benefits or tax credits you or your partner receive.
- Bank or building society accounts. Up to date balances, even if these are overdrawn. Remember - ISAs, shares and premium bonds.
- Additional property or land you own in the UK or abroad.
- Proof of rent. Your landlord needs to complete the proof of rent form if you pay rent and you do not have an up to date tenancy agreement.
Appointee - If you want someone to deal with your Housing Benefit claim, please complete the appointee form with them.
To ask for your Housing Benefit to be paid directly to your landlord, please complete the form.
When you submit this online claim you are agreeing to our terms and conditions.
We aim to process your claim within 14 days of you giving us all the information we need.
If evidence is needed, please supply this as quickly as possible. We will write or email to confirm what we require.
You can now email your evidence to email@example.com. We can accept scanned images or photographs of your evidence.
The quicker you provide the information, the quicker we can process your application.
- Phone 01395 517446
- Visit the the benefits team at:
Exmouth Town Hall - Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5pm and
Knowle, Sidmouth - Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5pm