Housing Benefit, Universal Credit and Council Tax Reduction
Apply for Council Tax Reduction if on Universal Credit and Housing Benefit. Also what to do if we pay you too much benefit.
Changes to Housing Benefit
Universal Credit has now been introduced across Brighton & Hove for people of working age. Find out if you can still apply for Housing Benefit
How and when we pay your Housing Benefit
Find out when you'll get your Housing Benefit if you're a claimant or a landlord, and how we'll pay it to you.
Before you claim
Proof you need to provide to support your benefit claim
Find out which proofs we need to see when you make a new benefit claim, or make changes to your benefit claim
Apply for a Council Tax Reduction
Check if you can get a reduction to your Council Tax and apply online.
Changes you need to tell us about if you claim benefits
You need to keep us up to date about changes to your income, rent, the people living with you and other things that affect the benefits you get
How people living with you can affect your benefits
Let us know if there are people living with you, as this may change the amount of benefit you get.
Housing Benefit Landlords and the landlord portal
Find out about Housing Benefit Landlords, how to register for the landlord portal, what to expect after you've registered and how to sign into the landlord portal.
Paying Housing Benefit straight to your landlord
If you have health, debt or other problems that make it difficult for you to pay rent to your landlord, you can ask us to pay your Housing Benefit straight to them
What happens when we pay you too much benefit
Find out what causes a benefit overpayment, and what to do if you get one
How we recover overpaid Housing Benefit you owe
If you've been paid too much Housing Benefit, we'll reduce the weekly payments from your current claim until you've paid the money back