Apply online through the Anglia Revenues Partnership website.
Housing Benefit is a payment that helps you pay part or all of your rent.
It is only available to people who rent their homes and who are on a low income or receiving benefits. If you have more than £16,000 in savings then you will not be eligible for Housing Benefit.
If you rent your home from a private landlord and are eligible for Housing Benefit, the maximum you can receive is based on Local Housing Allowance rules.
Read more about Housing Benefit.
The sections below will take you to the 'Anglia Revenues Partnership' web pages. Fenland District Council is one of seven partners who work together to share resources, including online forms.
Apply for Housing Benefit
Who can get Housing Benefit?
An explanation of who is able to claim Housing Benefit and who cannot.
Calculation of Housing Benefit
Your income, savings, rent, number of people in your household and the amount of bedrooms you need are all taken into account when calculating Housing Benefit.
Payment of Housing Benefit
Housing Benefit is usually paid directly into your bank or building society account. It is usually paid every four weeks in arrears. This means it is paid to you after your rent is due.
Local Housing Allowance (LHA)
Local Housing Allowance determines how much Housing Benefit you can get if you are renting from a private landlord.
Backdated or Advance Housing Benefit Claims
In certain cases, you may be able to have your Housing Benefit claim backdated. Usually Housing Benefit can only be paid to you from the date you move into a property.
Claiming Housing Benefit for two homes
You may be able to claim Housing Benefit for two homes in certain circumstances.
Non Dependant Deductions
A non dependant is someone who is over 18 and lives with you on a non commercial basis. If a non dependant lives with you, your Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction will be reduced.