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Make a claim

You can claim Housing Benefit, Council Tax Support and Second Adult Rebate online.

This means you don't have to apply in person or send anything through the post.

If you are of working age you will probably need to claim Universal Credit for help with your rent. Find out about Universal Credit here.

Before you start

Please have information ready before starting your online claim form. We will need to know about:

  • your income - including earnings and benefits
  • your savings and investments - including any property you own
  • the property you live in and how much rent you pay (if you are not a council tenant)
  • the people that live with you - including their dates of birth and income details

You will also need your National Insurance Number.

Our online claim form could take you around an hour to fill in, but you can save it along the way and finish it later.

Discretionary Housing Payments - you can't claim online at the moment, find out more here.

Start your claim here

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Need any help?

We can help you make your claim, and can answer your questions.

Call us on 01246 345484 or 01246 345507 and we will be happy to help.


The fastest and easiest way to apply is using our online claim form. If you can't apply online you can download and print the relevant paper claim form below. You will need to return it by post to:

Chesterfield Borough Council, Benefits Section, Customer Service Centre, Chesterfield, S40 1AH.

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support claim form PDF (PDF 826 KB)
Council Tax Support claim form PDF (PDF 425 KB)

Last updated on 21 May 2020