Elections 2024

A general election has been called for Thursday 4 July 2024. This is your opportunity to choose a local MP as a representative for Stoke-on-Trent, North, South and Central.

Find out more about the general election and how to vote here...

Apply for housing benefit

Apply for housing benefit

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Use our benefits calculator to check which benefit you need to claim

If you pay rent for your home, to the city council, a housing association or a private landlord, you may be entitled to help with your rent payments from Universal Credit or housing benefit.

You can apply for both of these benefits online, but only housing benefit is claimed from the city council. 

You will need to claim Universal Credit unless:

  • you and your partner are pension age
  • you live in supported accommodation, rented from a housing association or registered charity (speak to your landlord if you're not sure)
  • you have been placed in temporary accommodation

If you need to apply for housing benefit, the quickest way to get a decision is to apply online. The form will ask you to upload proof of your situation at the end.