Housing Benefit is help towards your rent.
You do not have to be unemployed or getting Income Support to receive it. If you have a low income you might be able to get some help. If you are on a low income you might also be able to get some help with your Council Tax.
To complete this form you will need to provide evidence. This usually includes:
- Wage slips
- Bank statements
- Details of any benefits and/or tax credits you may be in receipt of
- Your National Insurance Number
- Your tenancy agreement
- Self-employed accounts
Fill in all the relevant questions, attach the supporting evidence and sign and date the declaration. If you cannot provide all of the evidence with the application form, send the completed form in straight away. Then make sure you provide the supplementary evidence within four weeks of sending in your application form.