This is a test site, not for public use

Information on this site may be out of date and is only intended for use by DBC staff for testing. The live website is available at:

www.darlington.gov.uk


This box is intentionally ugly!

Application forms

Application for housing benefit and council tax support 

If you are applying for housing benefit or council tax support you can use our e-form to do this. Click on the link below and you will be automatically directed to the application which has instructions on what you need to do next.

Housing benefit and council tax support application [e-form opens in a new window]

Council tax support only application – Non Universal Credit claimants 

If you are applying for council tax support only and you are not in receipt of (or applying for) Universal Credit you can use our e-form to do this. Click on the link below and you will be automatically directed to the application which has instructions on what you need to do next

Council tax support application [e-form opens in a new window]

Council tax support only application - Universal Credit claimants 

You can use this application form if you have applied for (or are already in receipt of) universal credit and you would like to apply for council tax support. Please click the link below to be taken to our e-form.

Council tax support only - Universal Credit claimants [e-form opens in a new window]

Housing benefit and/or council tax support rapid reclaim 

If you have claimed housing benefit or council tax support at the same address within the last 26 weeks then you can reapply using our rapid reclaim e-form:

Rapid reclaim e-form  [e-form opens in a new window]

If you are applying at a new address or your previous application was over 26 weeks ago you will need to complete our housing benefit and council tax support application e-form at the top of the page.

Hostel Residents Housing Benefit Application Form 

If you are currently staying in a hostel and would like to apply for Housing Benefits you can use our Hostel Residents Application form to apply.

HBCTS hostel residents e-form [e-form opens in a new window]

Homeless placement housing benefit application form 

If you are currently staying in homeless placement and would like to apply for housing benefits you can use our homeless placement housing benefit application form to apply.

Homeless placement housing benefit e-form [e-form opens in a new window]

Backdating of housing benefit and council tax support 

Housing benefit is usually paid from the Monday after we receive your claim.

In certain circumstances we can backdate your claim for one month before this date; however for us to do this you must be able to show good reasons for not claiming earlier throughout the whole of the period. For example:

  • you were too ill before you claimed
  • you were wrongly told by an advice agency that you were not entitled to benefit
  • you could not manage your own affairs

If you would like to apply to have your benefit backdated please complete the e-form below:-

Backdating of housing benefit and council tax support e-form [e-form opens in a new window]

Return to benefits forms homepage