Apply for Housing Benefit
Before you apply
If you or your partner is of working age and you are seeking assistance with your rent, please first check if you should apply for Universal Credit.
We prefer you apply online. This speeds things up, saves public money and frees up time so we can support those who are unable to apply online.
This service is currently unavailable due to essential system maintenance, sorry for the inconvenience. Please email us while this work is being carried out.
I need help applying
Contact us and we can support you through the process.
Sending us your documents
We normally require original copies of your identity and national insurance number. However, in response to COVID-19 we are asking for scanned copies to be emailed to Benefits@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
Send your form to us as soon as possible, even if you don't have all the requested documents. This means we can begin processing your application as quickly as possible.