- To work our if you will qualify for help with your rent and/or Council Tax use our calculator below:
- Quickcalc (External Link)
Or click on the relevant link below to take you straight to the right form:
Our forms use the latest technology to make it quick and easy for you to fill in and submit an online benefit application. Although we ask a lot of questions, we need to make sure that everyone who claims gets the right amount of benefit.
How to fill in these forms
Please note that our New Claim form uses an electronic signature and so there is no need to manually sign the declaration page.
Each form will guide you through your application and make sure as far as it can that it is filled in right. If you are filling it in at a Life Centre you will only be able to submit the form and you will not be able to save it or print it.
You can move through the pages by using the "Next" and "Back" buttons, or directly to pages using the "Select Page" button. There is also a "Help" button for more tips.
When you have filled in your form and checked it is free of errors, pressing the "Submit" button will send it to us over the internet so that we can start processing it straight away.
If the form you are filling in is a new claim, the pages that are after the declaration contain information that you can keep.
Any evidence you need to supply will be listed at the end of the form.
For security and to protect your personal data, if you have submitted your form from a Life Centre computer or council office, you will need to remember to log out.
All personal data is securely encrypted for your protection. To learn more about the council's authority to accept claims via the internet see below:
If you need help with your claim we can help you at these location: