Apply to claim Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax reduction
Before you start
Check that you should be making your claim with us.
Housing Benefit is being replaced by Universal Credit for most working age people. Please check if you are eligible to claim help with your rent before filing in this form.
- Find out if you are eligible to get Housing Benefit
Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction are means tested benefits. You should check if your will receive any entitlement to Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction before making a claim by using a benefits calculator.
Make a claim
To make a claim, will need to provide us with information on:
- You, your partner and others living in your home
- Your home
- Your earnings
- Your pensions, benefits, allowances and tax credits
- Your capital, savings and investments
- Other income
- Your outgoings
We will need proof of your circumstances in order to assess your claim. See our proof checklist. If you don't have all the information we need at this stage, you can submit additional evidence later.
Help us to help you – the sooner you provide any evidence required the quicker we can process your claim for benefits.
It's also important that you read our guidance on claiming benefits.
If you are unable to access the online form and/or need help to complete the online form, please call 020 8891 1411.
You can apply by post if you prefer.
Post your completed form to:
London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames
PO Box 72385
Updated: 01 November 2022