Benefits and money advice

Claim Housing Benefits and Council Tax Support, see what you are entitled to, check your account and find out what help you can get if you are struggling with money

Benefits information
Not sure which benefits to apply for and what you might get?
Before you apply check the benefits calculator to see what benefits are available, which ones are right for you and how much you might get. The calculator is to be used as a guide only. The estimate is based on the information you have entered and does not guarantee entitlement.

Find out about

Housing Benefits

If you’re unemployed, on a low income or claiming benefits, Housing Benefit may help you pay your rent

Extra help with housing costs

If you get Housing Benefit but are still struggling to pay your rent, you might be eligible for a Discretionary Housing Payment

Managing your benefits online

Register for My Account to manage and track your Housing Benefit applications and tell us if there are any changes in your circumstances

Resident Support Fund

A one off grant, available to Brent residents who are in short-term financial need because of an emergency

Council Tax Support

If you're a Brent resident and need help to pay your Council Tax, you can apply for Council Tax Support

Council Tax discounts and reductions

Depending on your situation, you may qualify for a discount or reduction in your Council Tax

Universal Credit

If you’re on a low income, out of work or you cannot work you can apply for Universal Credit to help with your living costs

Government benefits and support 

There are a wide range of benefits available, make sure you claim what you are entitled to

Money and debt advice

If you need help or money advice, there are local organisations that can help

Help, advice and support with the rising cost of living

There is help available if you are struggling with rising prices, paying your bills or managing debt.

More help and ideas to help with the cost of living