Payment system upgrade

We will be carrying out maintenance to the payments system on the website on the 17th to 21st Aug. You may experience some disruption while this work takes place. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Apply for housing benefit

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

Use our benefits calculator

If you are a tenant of a  private landlord, any benefit you are entitled to will be paid to you.

If you are a council tenant any benefit is taken off your rent account to reduce the amount of rent you need to pay.

Book a benefits appointment

Apply for housing benefit

If you need extra help applying, you can make an appointment to come and see our benefits team.