Housing Benefit and Council Tax reduction

Please note we can only provide advice or process applications for residents of Kensington and Chelsea. If you do not live in the borough please visit the Gov.uk website for local information, or seek information from your local authority.

What is Housing Benefit?

Housing benefit is a means-tested benefit to help claimants pay their rent

Calculate your entitlement

Find out what benefits and tax credits are available to you.

Local Housing Allowance (LHA)

Find your Local Housing Allowance rates. ( external website)

Discretionary Housing Payment

Information about the discretionary housing payment which is an additional housing payment for residents whose Housing Benefit has been restricted.

How to make a claim

Make a claim for Housing Benefit or Council Tax reduction

Self service via MyRBKC

View your benefits claim, and Council Tax account details online (please note: you need your claim or account number to access this service)

Council tax reduction

Council Tax Reduction is a scheme to reduce Council Tax if you have a low income. You may qualify if you are unemployed, on a pension, or in low-paid employment, or if you receive Universal Credit or other means-tested…

Discounts and exemptions

Information on Council Tax discounts and exemptions which you may be able to get even if you are not on a low income.