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 you 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

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

Housing Benefits

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

Council Tax Support

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

Extra help with housing costs

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

Residents Support Fund

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

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

Other benefits and financial support 

If you are in financial hardship or struggling with the impact of the Cost of Living Crisis, there is support available

Money and debt advice

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