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Benefits and how to apply

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Benefits and how to apply

The Revenues & Benefits service administers claims for housing benefit on behalf of the Department for Work & Pensions. The service also administers the discretionary housing payment scheme.

Housing benefit is a means tested benefit for tenants to help meet their rental liability.

All applications for housing benefit must be made online using our online portal. If you wish to claim both benefits you need only complete one application. 

 

Estimate your benefit

Before making a claim, why not use our online calculator to see if you are eligible. 

If you wish to make a claim please follow the link below.

Burnley Benefits Online

If you are unable to access the website or have additional needs, we can supply a paper form from our Contact Burnley offices on Parker Lane, Burnley, however if you apply online we can process your application fasterthan if you apply using a paper form.

Please note the evidence that you need to provide in support of your claim when applying.

Discretionary housing payments are intended to help claimants who are receiving housing benefit but the amount they are receiving does not cover the full rent they are charged.

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