Claim Housing Benefit

Apply for help to pay your rent

If you need help to pay your rent, you can claim Housing Benefit. The quickest and easiest way to claim is to use our online form.

Claim Housing Benefit

You cannot claim Housing Benefit if you are eligible for Universal Credit. You can also use this form to claim a Council Tax reduction.

Check the rules about who can claim Housing Benefit.

If you are helping someone to make a claim for Housing Benefit, you can complete the claim form on their behalf.

You should also tell us if your circumstances change.

Self employed income assessment sheet

If you are self employed you will need to declare your income by filling in an income assessment form.  Please email the completed form to incomeandbenefits@edinburgh.gov.uk

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