Housing Benefit


Arun is now a Universal Credit area – please check our Universal Credit page to see if you should claim Universal Credit instead.

Housing benefit helps people with a low or no income to pay their rent.


How do I apply?

If you have any questions or think you qualify for Housing Benefit instead of Universal Credit, contact us to request a claim form. Our details are at the bottom of this page. You can also pick up a form at Arun Civic Centre or Bognor Regis Town Hall.

You can apply for Universal Credit on the gov.uk website.


More information:

Citizens Advice can help with the application process for Universal Credit. You can find help and more information on the Citizens Advice website.

Citizens Advice also provide information about Housing Benefit.

You can find out more about LHA rates and which one covers your property from the Valuation Office Agency.

For help understanding your notifications, look at our example benefit decision notice.