Housing Benefits

Please note that from 20th March we will be trialing a new way of meeting our customer demands. We will be taking calls to the Awards section between 9am until 1pm.  We aim to have a full complement of staff on to cover phones during these times to help improve call response times.

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.


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