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Useful Forms

This section allows you to select and download a number of useful forms relating to Housing Benefits

Benefit Claim and Calculator


Calculate and claim Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support

Only complete this if you live in the Gateshead area


  • see how much Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support you could get if you rent - then claim online!
  • check and claim Council Tax Support if you own your home
  • find out if you're entitled to Income Support, Pension Credit or Tax Credits

Its much quicker and convenient to claim Housing and Council Tax Support online today!

The first part is the online calculator - answer questions accurately to see what you could get. Then go on to the second part - the online claim - to get things moving quickly!

START a new calculation/claim

RETURN to a calculation/claim you have saved

Please note, Housing Benefit is usually paid from the Monday following the date you make your claim, so please don't delay in submitting your claim as you may be losing out on benefits that you are entitled to.

If you are self employed any calculation is only an indication of possible entitlement and cannot be guaranteed until your claim and all supporting evidence is received. In addition, any calculation may be subject to change if you are affected by the Benefit Cap. In these circumstances, please contact the Benefits Section on 0191 433 4646.

Welfare Reform

The welfare and benefits information outlined on our website may be affected by the Government's Welfare Reform Act 2012. If you are awarded Housing Benefit and are subject to the benefit cap, we will write to you and let you know. This means that the amount of Housing Benefit quoted in the calculation on this website may be reduced.