If you live in the area covered by City of York Council, you can use this application to:
- see how much Housing Benefit you could get if you rent your home
- see how much Council Tax Support you could get if you are the person who is responsible for paying the Council Tax for the home you live in
- find out if you're entitled to Income Support, Pension Credit or Tax Credits
The application is in two parts. The first is a calculator which can give you an idea of what you may be entitled to. The second part allows you to make a claim.
Housing benefit is normally paid from the Monday after you submit your online application. If you delay submitting your application you could risk losing benefit. You have not made a claim until you have submitted the application.
The welfare and benefits information outlined on our website may be affected by the Government's Welfare Reform Act 2012. If you are awarded Housing Benefit and are subject to the benefit cap, we will write to you and let you know. This means that the amount of Housing Benefit quoted in the calculation on this website may be reduced.