Housing Benefits

Please be advised that between March 19-April 13 our phone lines for housing benefit and council tax reductions will only be open between 9am to 1pm. Appointments during this time will also be on an urgent basis only. Normal service will resume on Monday 16 April. Apologies for any inconvenience and we thank you for your patience during this time.

Housing Benefit helps anyone on a low income who lives in Powys and pays rent.

The amount of housing benefit due to you is worked out by looking at how much money you have coming in, your savings, your personal circumstances and the amount of rent you have to pay.

How to claim

  1. Complete the online application form on this page.
  2. You can get help with completing this form over the phone. You can also get assistance to help fill in the form at any Library+ Point

Things to remember

  • Do not delay sending the form in as it will affect when we can start to pay you from.
  • If you are applying for Housing Benefit, you can use the same form to claim help towards Council Tax (Reduction), Free School Meals and School Clothing Grants all at the same time.
  • You won't get any benefit if you don't claim.