Chelmsford City Council

Housing Benefit

If you (or your partner) are of working age, you may not be able to make a new claim for Housing Benefit. Instead, you will need to apply for Universal Credit to help pay your rent. You can find out whether you need to claim Housing Benefit or Universal Credit. For more wide-ranging advice regarding your finances, you may find this Money Navigator Tool helpful.

Before you apply for Housing Benefit, you need to  check your eligibility. If you (or your partner) are of working age, you may need to claim for Universal Credit instead to help with your rent.


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Last updated: 19 November 2020
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