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. Council Tax Support is available to help people on low incomes to meet their Council Tax liability. If you wish to claim both benefits you need only complete one application.
All applications for housing benefit and council tax support must be made online using our online application form. If you wish to claim both benefits you need only complete one application.
Check your eligibility
If you haven’t already done so, save yourself time, before making a claim and use our online calculator to see if you are eligible, this will give a good indication to your eligibility.
If you wish to make a claim please follow the link below.
Apply for Housing Benefit/Council Tax Support
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.
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.
You can upload your evidence using the link below.