Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support can be claimed by completing a single application form
Please note that if you download an application form we suggest that you also contact us using the details in the sidebar to register your intention to make a claim.
If you would like us to post you this form please contact us. Alternatively either claim form can be obtained by visiting our Cromer or Fakenham offices.
In most circumstances a claim for Housing Benefit/Council Tax Support or Alternative Maximum Benefit will begin from the Monday after you advise us of your intention to claim provided that a completed form is received within one month of that date. Otherwise benefit will begin from the Monday following receipt of a completed application.
Universal Credit is a single payment which replaces Housing Benefit and other income Benefits for people of working age. Depending on your circumstances and where you live you may need to apply for Universal Credit instead of Housing Benefit.
You can check if your postcode is in an Universal Credit area by visiting the Citizen's Advice page Check if you're eligible for Universal Credit. If you are eligible for Universal Credit then your housing costs will be met by this credit. However, you will still need to apply to the Council for support with your council tax.Download Application Form