Apply for Housing Benefit
Before you apply
If you or your partner is of working age and you are seeking assistance with your rent, please first check if you should apply for Universal Credit.
Apply to your local council
We prefer you apply online. This speeds things up, saves public money and frees up time so we can support those who are unable to apply online. You can use these forms to claim Council Tax Support and or Housing Benefit.
Christchurch, East Dorset or North Dorset residents
West Dorset residents
Weymouth and Portland residents
I need help applying
Contact us and we can support you through the process.
Sending us your documents
Send your form to us as soon as possible, even if you don't have all the requested documents. This means we can begin processing your application as quickly as possible.
We need original copies of proof of your identity and national insurance number. You can come in to our offices.