Chelmsford City Council

Chelmsford, along with the rest of England, is now in lockdown until further notice. You can find out what this means and get other useful information on our coronavirus updates page.

Find out if you can claim and how much you might get

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. 

Benefits calculator

How much Housing Benefit you might get depends on:

You can  use our benefits calculatorto find out if you can claim and how much Housing Benefit you could get.

You may also be able to claim  Council Tax Reduction if you’re claiming Housing Benefit.

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Last updated: 19 November 2020