Apply for housing benefit or council tax support
You may be aware that the government has introduced a new working age benefit named universal credit. This benefit is currently being rolled out nationally. From 09/05/2018, most postcodes within the Shropshire area have transitioned over to universal credit full service. Therefore, dependent on where you live, your age and your household setup, you may now be required to claim universal credit rather than housing benefits. You'll still need to apply for housing benefits if:
- You, and your partner, are of pension credit age
- You have more than two children
- You live in specified exempt accommodation
- You live in temporary accommodation provided by Shropshire Council
- Your postcode isn't one which falls within a UC full service area
If you have any further queries or are unsure which benefit to claim, please contact us.
You'll still need to continue to claim council tax support from us, and can do so using the form below.
Apply for housing benefit and/or council tax support online...Apply now »
Alternatively, you can make a claim for housing benefit or council tax support by downloading a claim form. We can assess you for both benefits at the same time, using the information you give on this form.Download a claim form »
A third option is to email or phone us to request a claim form...
Phone: 0345 678 9001