Apply for Housing Benefit
To apply complete the Housing Benefit form.
What you need to apply
When you make a claim you may need to provide documents as proof of:
- your identity and national insurance number
- any savings and investments you have
- the earnings, benefits, pensions or any other income you receive
- your rent and tenancy, if you are claiming housing benefit
If you do not have wage slips, download the Certificate Of Earned Income (PDF) form and ask your employer to complete it.
Self employed new business
If you are self employed and your business started less than a year ago, complete and return the Self Employed New Business form (PDF).
If you are making a new Housing Benefit claim (and are of working age), you have to claim Universal Credit instead.
Benefits Team (telephone and postal enquiries only), Municipal Offices, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1HU
Telephone: 0300 3030164 option 3
Opening times: Monday to Friday 9am to 4:30pm, except bank holidays