Find out if you could get help with your rent and how to apply for housing benefit.
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To claim housing benefit you can:
Telephone: 0345 600 6400
Original documentary evidence is required to support your claim – we cannot accept photocopies and we need to see documents for both claimants and, if applicable, partners.
Help to complete your form
You can visit a benefit officer in your local office if you require assistance with your form, or if you are unable to visit our offices you can contact us on 0345 600 6400 to make an appointment for a visiting officer.
When your benefit will start
If you qualify for housing benefit or council tax support (or both), we will normally pay your benefit from the Monday after you asked us for an application form, if the application has been returned within one month of contact.
If you require further help or information, please phone 0345 600 6400 (charged at your local rate).
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