Help with paying your rent
Housing benefit is available to help people on a low income with
The amount of housing benefit awarded varies according
to your income, savings, rent and personal circumstances.
Housing benefits is administered by Tower
Hamlets council's Benefits Service according to rules set by
How to claim housing benefit
To make a new claim for housing benefit you need to complete a
Tower Hamlets full claim form. To ask for a form:
- Telephone 020 7364 5001 or email the Benefits Service. If the
claim form is completed and returned within one calendar month of
the date it was requested then the date it was requested will be
treated as the claim date.
- Visit one of the council's one stop shops. If the form is
completed and returned within one calendar month of being handed
out then the date it was requested will be treated as the date of
- Download a claim form, complete it and either post to the
Benefits Service or take it to your nearest one stop shop. You
download a claim form from Tower Hamlets council's
The claim form must include full details of
your family, household composition, income and savings and original
evidence to support this will need to be seen by the council's
You can also get advice from a
local advice agency.