Claiming housing benefit
Below are some pointers on claiming housing benefit:
- You can submit your claim up to 13 weeks before you become entitled to Housing Benefit, but you will not normally receive any money before you move in.
- Contact your social security office for a claim form – look for the Benefits Agency advert in the business numbers section of the phone book.
- If you claim Income Support or Jobseeker's Allowance you’ll find the Housing Benefit forms in your claim pack. Complete and return the forms with your Income Support or Jobseeker's Allowance claim form.