Claim housing benefit
If you are on a low income and paying rent, you may be entitled to housing benefit.
How much benefit will I get?
If you get income-based jobseeker's allowance or income support, you may get your full eligible rent paid.
If you do not get income-based jobseeker's allowance, income related employment and support allowance, guaranteed pension credit or income support, you may get your full eligible rent paid.
If you do not get these benefits the amount of housing benefit you get depends on:
- the amount of eligible rent you pay
- how many people live with you
- your personal circumstances
- how much money you have coming in
- how much you have in savings.
Apply for housing benefit online
Apply for housing benefit using the:
Our online form is an easy to use, secure method to apply for benefits and significantly reduces the time taken to process benefits claims.
For further information on what proof you will need to provide to support your claim:
Applying on a paper form
If you would prefer to complete a paper copy of the form you can download a copy of the Housing Benefit and Council Tax support claim form or request a copy:
- by phone: 0345 302 2312 (telephone lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
- in person: by visiting one of our customer centres
- in writing:
London Borough of Lambeth
Revenues and Benefits Department
Brixton Customer Centre
18 Brixton Hill
Returning your form
Completed claim forms must be returned to the Revenues and Benefits Department at the address above either by post or in person.
Any delay may result in loss of benefit.