Council Tax reduction and housing benefit
All applications for Council Tax reduction (help with your Council Tax) and housing benefit (help with your rent) must be made on the relevant application form. You will also need to give us various documents so that we can process your claim.
There are three ways to complete your application:
- You can complete and submit your application form online. The online form asks the same questions as the paper form but takes you through just the pages that apply to you and has helpful notes about what information to fill in. You can complete the form 24 hours a day seven days a week. After submitting the form you will just need to post your documents to us or make an appointment to show us your documents.
- You can complete a paper form and bring the form and all your documents to our offices in Towcester or Brackley. Please note that all interviews for new claims will be by appointment only. Appointments can be made by telephone 01327 322140.
- We realise that it is not always easy to get to our offices so we will also accept a postal form. The pdf form can be downloaded below, requested by telephone 01327 322140 or by email.
Do not delay in submitting your claim for housing benefit and/or Council Tax reduction. Any delay may result in a loss in benefit or reduction.
If you need any help completing the application forms please contact us by telephone 01327 322140 or by email
- Housing benefit and Council Tax reduction - online
- Housing benefit and Council Tax reduction (224 kb pdf)
- Backdate housing benefit/Council Tax reduction - online
- Backdate housing benefit/Council Tax reduction (172 kb pdf)
- Additional form for people who are self-employed (143 kb pdf)
- Additional form if certificate of earnings is required (82 kb pdf)
Discretionary housing payment form
The Discretionary housing payment (DHP) scheme is to help those people on housing benefit who may need further help with their housing costs. The amount awarded is at the our discretion and each case will be considered on its own merits. More information about discretionary housing payments.